Giant Decorative, Height ~ 2ft.
Soft yellow with a classic decorative form. Good for exhibitions. Released in 1956. 'Alva's Supreme' has pale yellow, double flowerheads 25cm diameter, the florets slightly deeper yellow at the base. Fantastic old variety, easy to grow, needs to be staked, can tolerate rain, stands up to the test of time.
We've been growing dahlias for many years. Dahlias are tuberous rooted perennials with pinnately divided leaves and showy flower heads, double in many cultivars, in summer and autumn.
When we talk about giants, we talk about the size of the flower, which is usually the size of a dinner plate. I don't mean that the plant itself is huge. Usually, the plants are about 2-3ft tall and need staking. The giants would be one of our most popular varieties and surprisingly weather-resistant. The only thing that can knock them back is strong winds in late autumn. Sheltered spots for the giants are best.
Our Dahlias are all unique varieties propagated here are the nursery. We ship them as growing plants typically 10 to 15cm high, not as tubers. This way you are sure that your plants have the best opportunity to grow and be successful. Orders placed for Dahlias are only shipped/available starting in May as we protect them for you from frost until then.
It is important to only plant Dahlias when all chances of frost have passed. When you place your order you will receive an email to confirm that we have received your order. You will then get a further email when your plants are either shipped or ready to collect from the Garden centre depending on what shipping option you picked at checkout time.