Dahlias are amongst many gardener’s top favourite blooms, and they come in a wide range of colours. However, while this amount of choice is initially what attracts many gardeners, in reality it can actually make it difficult to decide which shades to choose for your garden.
When I visited Beekenkamp Plants in the Netherlands, I discovered their helpful dahlia colour palette quiz, which allows you to choose your ideal range of shades based on some personality questions. Isn’t that cute?
The four palettes in the Labella collection:
Take the quiz here.
Get my style
My style of dahlia is LaBella Earth: natural, authentic and feral with lots of dark browns and natural colours. The LaBella Earth series is – as you guessed it – an earthy palette with red-browns, warm peaches, golden yellows and creamy whites.
However, it’s not just about the dahlia shades. Beekenkamp displayed this collection with lots of natural materials like stone containers, reclaimed decor pieces and mixed textures.
The Dahlia LaBella Collection
This collection of dahlias is known for its bright colours, fun shapes, and long-lasting blooms.
The Dahlia LaBella collection was created by Beekenkamp Plants. Their goal was to create a collection of dahlias that were both beautiful and easy to grow.
The Dahlia LaBella collection is made up of over 20 different varieties of dahlias. These varieties come in a variety of colours, including red, orange, yellow, pink, purple, white, and multicoloured. The dahlias also come in a variety of sizes, including mini dahlias with a height of about 15 to 17 cm, to ‘Gigante, which can reach a magnificent height of 55 to 70 cm.
The Dahlia LaBella collection is a great choice for gardeners of all levels. The dahlias are easy to grow and care for, and they will provide you with beautiful blooms from late summer to fall.
If you’re looking for a fun and colourful addition to your garden, the Dahlia LaBella collection is a great choice. These dahlias are sure to add a touch of beauty and joy to your space.
Here are some tips for growing Dahlia LaBella:
- Plant dahlias in full sun in well-drained soil.
- Water dahlias regularly once they begin to grow, especially during the summer months.
- Fertilise dahlias every 4-6 weeks with a balanced fertiliser.
- Deadhead dahlias regularly (directly below the bud) to encourage new blooms.
- Protect dahlias from frost in the fall.
With a little care, Dahlia LaBella will provide you with beautiful blooms for many years to come.
Michael has been involved with gardening and plants since he was just five years old. He is a self-professed Plant Geek, and was listed in the Sunday Times top 20 most influential people in the gardening world, thanks to his plant hunter role at Thompson & Morgan.
Michael was responsible for new plant introductions such as the Egg and Chips plant and the FuchsiaBerry and keeps busy travelling the world in search of new plants as well as lecturing worldwide, including stints in Japan. He is very active on social media – so why not give him a follow at @mr_plantgeek or Facebook. You can also listen to The Plant Based Podcast with Michael and co-host Ellen-Mary on iTunes, Spotify and Google.