Lushingtons Garden, Gift & Café
5 Archibald St, Tinwald, Ashburton 7700
Hours of Trade
8:30 to 5:30, 7 days a week
Café open 8:30am until 5pm
5 Archibald St, Tinwald
Ashburton 7700

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Cultural Requirements

  • Fertile, free draining soil
  • Add Organic Compost and General Garden Food 150gm/m²
  • Full sun to light shade
  • Keep well watered during hotter months -do not let dry out
  • Plant with base of tuber at a depth of 15-20cm
  • Taller growing varieties will need staking - do this at planting time to avoid damaging tuber
  • For large blooms, disbud by removing all flower buds except those at tip of each shoot


  • With new releases, Dahlias are having a resurgence of popularity
  • Many small growing varieties are suitable for pots
  • Full colour range available

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