Dahlias

Dahlias

Dahlias are members of the Compositae family that includes asters, helianthus, chrysanthemums and other species.  Originally they were found growing, to heights of around 3 metres, in the mountainous regions of Mexico and Central America where the Aztecs are believed to have used their long hollow stems for irrigation pipes.  The Conquistadores brought seed to Europe where, throughout the 19th Century intensive selective breeding generated the prototypes of the numerous varieties and cultivars that we have today.

Our Gold Medal-Winning collection is listed under 9 categories that incorporate the 14 group classification system used by the National Dahlia Societyas Internationally agreed in 2010 to classify dahlias according to shape and size.  We also include 'Hardiness' information that conforms to the RHS Hardiness Ratings for all plants.  We indicate their suitability for exhibition, garden use, patio planting and for cut flowers.  Dahlias, depending upon the variety, vary from being frost hardy to frost tender.  Their blooms can range in size from miniature (less than 10 cm diameter) through to giant (over 25 cm in diameter) with corresponding plant heights and spreads.  They grow best in well-drained, humus-rich soil in full sun sheltered from strong winds.  They flower from midsummer through to the first frosts.

We supply dahlias as tubers available from January to March, and as pot plants (grown in 10 cm pots) from April to June.  They are all sent with instructions for their cultivation.  Our tubers have been grown from cuttings over a full season and are ideal for propagating, for pot growing, or for planting out directly once all risks of frost are past.  Our pot plants are supplied, in packs of 3 plants, hardened ready for potting up or for planting out in the garden once all risk of frost is over.

To ensure that the highest quality is maintained during transit orders are sent in specialised packaging appropriate to the product.  We have one standard charge for postage and packaging that is applied for each delivery.

 

 

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Dahlia 'Apricot Desire'
Apricot Desire is a Waterlily type dahlia. Its delicate coloured flowers shade from apricot to peach with subtly fine stripes. This long-stemmed long-lasting dark-leaved cultivar can be used in beds, in the border, in pots on the patio and inside as a superb cut flower. ..
Dahlia 'Apricot Desire'
Quantity: 1 Pot Plant
Price £5.25
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Dahlia 'Arabian Night'
Arabian Night is classed as a Small-flowered Decorative Dahlia.  It has fully double dark wine-red blooms and is suitable for Exhibition, garden use and for cut flowers. ..
Dahlia 'Arabian Night'
Quantity: 1 Pot Plant
Price £5.25
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Dahlia 'Arabian Night'
Arabian Night is classed as a Small-flowered Decorative Dahlia.  It has fully double dark wine-red blooms and is suitable for Exhibition, garden use and for cut flowers. ..
Dahlia 'Arabian Night'
Quantity: 1 Tuber
Price £4.95
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Dahlia 'Askwith Minnie'
Askwith Minnie is a Medium Decorative Dahlia.  Its sugar pink blooms have excellent form of Exhibition quality.  This cultivar, which won the Gold Award at the Leeds trials in 2011, is equally suitable for garden use.  It stands out in the border and in patio pots and is excellent as a cut flower. ..
Dahlia 'Askwith Minnie'
Quantity: 1 Pot Plant
Price £5.25
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Dahlia 'Askwith Minnie'
Askwith Minnie is a Medium Decorative Dahlia.  Its sugar pink blooms have excellent form of Exhibition quality.  This cultivar, which won the Gold Award at the Leeds trials in 2011, is equally suitable for garden use.  It stands out in the border and in patio pots and is excellent as a cut flower. ..
Dahlia 'Askwith Minnie'
Quantity: 1 Tuber
Price £5.75
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Dahlia 'Barbarry Delegate'
Barbarry Delegate is a Miniature Decorative Dahlia. This robust 2017 introduction with well-formed magenta pink flowers is suitable for exhibition as well as being an excellent garden and cutting variety. ..
Dahlia 'Barbarry Delegate'
Quantity: 1 Pot Plant
Price £5.25
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Dahlia 'Barbarry Pip'
Barbarry Pip is a Miniature Decorative Dahlia.  With its deep red colour and excellent form it is popular with exhibitors as well as gardeners. ..
Dahlia 'Barbarry Pip'
Quantity: 1 Pot Plant
Price £5.25
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Dahlia 'Barbarry Pixie'
Barbarry Pixie is a Small Ball dahlia with a deep pink flower. An award winning attractive cultivar with perfect form suitable for exhibition, garden and patio use and as cut flowers. ..
Dahlia 'Barbarry Pixie'
Quantity: 1 Pot Plant
Price £5.25
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Dahlia 'Barbarry Vulcan'
Barbarry Vulcan is a Miniature Decorative Dahlia. This 2015 introduction with well-formed purplish red flowers is expected to do well at exhibition as well as being an excellent garden and cutting variety. ..
Dahlia 'Barbarry Vulcan'
Quantity: 1 Pot Plant
Price £5.25
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Dahlia 'Berner Oberland'
Berner Oberland is a Waterlily type dahlia. Its flowers are deep pink with perhaps a light purplish tinge. This green-leaved cultivar can be used in beds, in the border, in pots on the patio and inside as a lovely cut flower. ..
Dahlia 'Berner Oberland'
Quantity: 1 Tuber
Price £5.75
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Dahlia 'Berner Oberland'
Berner Oberland is a Waterlily type dahlia. Its flowers are deep pink with perhaps a light purplish tinge. This green-leaved cultivar can be used in beds, in the border, in pots on the patio and inside as a lovely cut flower. ..
Dahlia 'Berner Oberland'
Quantity: 1 Pot Plant
Price £5.25
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Dahlia 'Bishop of Canterbury'
Bishop of Canterbury was first introduced from the Netherlands in 2002.  This Paeony class 'Bishop' variety has deep purplish plum red flowers, dark stems and foliage.  It is suitable for use in borders, in patio pots and containers and is attractive in the house as a cut flower.  It is attractive to bees and other pollinators. ..
Dahlia 'Bishop of Canterbury'
Quantity: 1 Pot Plant
Price £5.25
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Dahlia 'Bishop of Canterbury'
Bishop of Canterbury was first introduced from the Netherlands in 2002.  This Paeony class 'Bishop' variety has deep purplish plum red flowers, dark stems and foliage.  It is suitable for use in borders, in patio pots and containers and is attractive in the house as a cut flower.  It is attractive to bees and other pollinators. ..
Dahlia 'Bishop of Canterbury'
Quantity: 1 Tuber
Price £4.95
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Dahlia 'Bishop of Dover'
Bishop of Dover was first introduced from the Netherlands in 2005.  This Single class 'Bishop' variety has ivory white flowers veined faintly with lilac.  It has dark stems and foliage and with its open pollen covered disc is attractive to bees and other pollinators.  It is suitable for use in borders, in patio pots and containers and makes an attractive cut flower. ..
Dahlia 'Bishop of Dover'
Quantity: 1 Pot Plant
Price £5.25
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Dahlia 'Bishop of Dover'
Bishop of Dover was first introduced from the Netherlands in 2005.  This Single class 'Bishop' variety has ivory white flowers veined faintly with lilac.  It has dark stems and foliage and with its open pollen covered disc is attractive to bees and other pollinators.  It is suitable for use in borders, in patio pots and containers and makes an attractive cut flower. ..
Dahlia 'Bishop of Dover'
Quantity: 1 Tuber
Price £4.95
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Dahlia 'Bishop of Leicester'
Bishop of Leicester was first introduced from the Netherlands in 2002.  This Paeony class 'Bishop' variety has lilac pink flowers faintly washed with white.  It has dark stems and foliage and with its open pollen covered disc is attractive to bees and other pollinators.  It is suitable for use in borders, in patio pots and containers and makes an attractive cut flower. ..
Dahlia 'Bishop of Leicester'
Quantity: 1 Pot Plant
Price £5.25
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