Dahlia Blue Bayou. Dahlia Blue Bayou is very popular and frequented by bees and butterflies. This rich-flowering variety is stunning; the purple flowers seem to float on their dark stems above beautifully formed foliage. Blue Bayou grows to approximately 100 cm blooms in the summer garden from July. Also a beautiful container plant. Single-flowered dahlias are bee- and butterfly friendly and therefore an excellent addition to the garden. Plant the tubers in a sunny spot in the garden from mid-May. The soil must be nutritious, airy and well-draining. Do not allow the soil to dry out during the growing season.
Dahlias are native to Mexico and are very popular. They provide beautiful cut flowers. For a long-lasting bloom, remove dead flowers to promote new flowers growth. Because Dahlias are not hardy in our climate, harvest the tubers in the first week of December and store them in a frost-free environment. Tip: plant them in attractive pots on the patio.
Vegetable Garden: Did you know that dahlia flowers are edible? Sprinkle the leaves over a salad for a festive effect.