Blue Bayou is an Anemone type Dahlia. It has light pink outer petals with a mass of deep purplish pink inner tubular florets. This exquisite combination of colour and form is ideal for containers and it is an excellent border variety.
Dahlia tubers can be planted 10cm deep in fertile well drained soil, outdoors in spring when the frost has disappeared. They prefer to be in a sunny location and spaced at approximately 45cm apart.
In areas where there is extreme cold, dig up dahlias and store in a cool peat over the winter. Apply a high potash fertiliser every few weeks in the summer to help growth and they can be dead headed when necessary.