A deep chocolate red flower that actually has a chocolate fragrance. Any well cultivated, garden soil with a good supply of organic material. Sunny sites away from strong winds. Border or bedding plant, good for cut flowers. Short varieties can also be grown in containers on the patio or balcony. For early flowering, tubers may be started off in boxes in April; use a light soil mixed with compost. Keep slightly moist, cool and free from frost. When danger of frost has passed, plant out the sprouted tubers. If used as a cut flower, cut flowers only when completely developed.
Dahlias require a fertile, moist but well-drained soil, and a sunny, sheltered spot. The taller varieties need staking. In autumn, dig up the tubers and overwinter them in a frost-free place, such as a greenhouse or a shed. Bring them back into growth in early April, then plant out in the garden from May onwards.
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.