Climbing Dahlia

Climbing Dahlia

Climbing Dahlia (Hidalgoa Wercklei) - A showy climbing half-hardy plant from the mountains of Costa Rica, nearly allied to the Dahlia. Planted out against a sunny wall at the end of May, its stems quickly cover a wide space with their cheerful bright green and much cut leaves, which attach themselves to surrounding objects by a twist of the stalk. Towards autumn bright scarlet flowers appear, 2 1/2 inches across, and like those of a single dahlia, but lasting much longer, and pretty for cutting. The plant should have all the sun one can give it, and a soil not too rich, or there is luxuriant growth without flowers.

Climbing Dahlia