Dahlia Sunny Boy
Dahlia Sunny Boy is a ball dahlia with a real wow factor. Orange blooms are tinged with a deeper orange to red colour that creates a ball of fire effect. This dahlia plant produces lots and lots of flower heads on 100cm high foliage making a very striking display in the garden especially if more than one is planted.
As with most dahlia plants it flowers freely if deadheaded regularly. Dahlia Sunny Boy 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.