The large-flowered, dinnerplate Dahlia ‘Mingus Alex’ is a rewarding summer bloomer that will give you pleasure for months. Dahlia ‘Mingus Alex’ flowers from July until the first frost. This Dahlia grows to a height of about 90-100 cm. It may be necessary to support the flower stems. Dahlia tubers can be planted in the spring. Dahlia ‘Mingus Alex’ is sensitive to frost, so be careful with late night frost. Dig a spacious planting hole, loosen the soil and fill the planting hole with good potting soil. Carefully place the tubers in the planting hole and cover with 3-5 cm soil. The planting distance of the tubers of Dahlia ‘Mingus Alex’ is 30-60 cm. Water the tubers immediately after planting. Dahlias bloom most profusely in full sun. Store the tubers in a frost-free place after flowering and you will enjoy them for years. Dahlia ‘Mingus Alex’ combines well with perennials and other Dahlia varieties. The deep velvety red flowers add richness to any border. Dahlia ‘Mingus Alex’ is an excellent cut flower with a long vase life. The best time to cut Dahlias is early in the day. Immediately placing the stems in lukewarm water with cut flower food.