Dahlia Catherine Deneuve
Dahlia Catherine Deneuve is a free flowering Mignon dahlia that is loved by bees and insects due to the open nature of the flowers. The flowers are a rich orange to red colour with a dark brown centre. Dahlia Catherine Deneuve has dark brown/purple foliage which are quite broad with small serrations. This dahlia grows to 70cm tall.
As with most dahlia plants it flowers freely if deadheaded regularly. Dahlia Catherine Deneuve should be planted in sunny sheltered locations in free draining humus rich soils. Incorporating well-rotted manure or compost is beneficial. On heavier soils incorporate sand and/or grit and compost to aid drainage. Plant tubers outside from April onwards or for earlier flowers plant in pots in a greenhouse or conservatory in March. Protect fresh growth from late frosts.
Taller varieties may need extra support with canes and twine. Dahlia plants will flower from July right through to the first frosts. Dahlia tubers need frost protection during the winter. In warmer drier gardens it is possible to leave them in the ground otherwise lift the Dahlia tubers and store them somewhere dry and frost free.