Double blooms of scarlet-red with striking white tips. Flowers July-October. A dark red dahlia with white tips, that is true to color. The plant grows up to 3.5 feet. ‘Duet’ is a herbaceous, warm season, tender perennial with bulbous underground tubers. Its green foliage is made of single, oval and pointed leaflets with toothed margins. The long-lasting, medium-sized, doubled, formal decorative flowers are bicolor – rich dark red with white-tipped petals. It is good to remove the old buds from spent flowers to encourage continued flowering.
Dahlias prefer well-drained, fertile soil and full to partial sun. The most beautiful flowers occur when nights are comfortably cool and days warm and sunny. Hybrid dahlias are often grown from divisions of tuberous roots and cuttings to preserve their unique characteristics. Dahlia Duet Decorative Type is Summer and autumn flowering perennial. Needs well-drained soil and a sunny location. perfect for the herbaceous border or in a bed of their own. These plants are fantastic, great value for money, flowering from late June right up to the first frost, producing a continuous flow of flowers with a minimum of fifty flowers at any one time.
Decorative dahlias are favorites of exhibitors and gardeners alike and are popular with flower arrangers. They have fully double flower heads, showing no central disc, that range in size from miniature to giant with ray-florets that are broad and flat, or involutes for less than three-quarters of their length, terminating in blunt pointed ends. The plants have a corresponding range of heights and spreads.