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This is an incredible dahlia, with flowers mainly crimson, plus the odd brilliant flush of magenta.

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Genus Dahlia
Group/Species Decorative Group

Broad and flat petals, normally bluntly pointed, with no central disc showing. Click here for more information about dahlia groups.

Variety Con Amore
Type Tender Perennial
Common Name Dahlia
Border Position Cutting Garden
Bulb Size I
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 90cm (36in)
Spacing 75cm (30in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant just under the soil surface after the last frosts. Alternativley pot them up undercover March or early April in a generous pot (at least 2 litre) filled with multi-purpose potting compost. Place them in a light, frost-free place and keep the compost moist. Pinch out their growing tips when they have reached about 8" tall. They will have formed bushy plants by the time the frosts have ended and will be in flower by the beginning of July. If you don’t have anywhere to grow the potted tubers, you can put them straight into the ground when the frosts are nearly over, mulching them or protecting with a cloche or protective horticultural fleece if the foliage appears before the frosts are over, but this will delay flowering.
Care Tips Support with a stout stick, tie in every couple of weeks. In the south you can mulch deeply and overwinter them in the ground, alternatively, lift and overwinter your dahlias frost free undercover.
Flowering July - November
Vase Life Only pick dahlias in full flower. Recut the hollow stem ends under water to avoid airlocks.
Cooking Notes All dahlia flowers are edible. I use the petals scattered over salad and to decorate a range of puddings.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice & Videos
New favourite dahlia arrangement

Sarah shows you how to make a quick arrangement of colourful dahlias.

Understanding dahlia groups

A list of the different dahlia groups, along with some classification info and an example of a variety in each group.

History of the dahlia

First discovered by Aztec Indians and used for food and medicine, this tuber has an interesting history of cultivation.

How to plant and grow dahlia tubers

Discover how to grow strong, healthy dahlias – how to plant, look after and overwinter them, and what to do with your bulbs when they arrive.

How to overwinter dahlia tubers

Sarah discusses the best options for overwintering dahlias – lifting or mulching.

Sublime dark dahlia flower arrangement

Sarah shows you how to make a gorgeous large arrangement of dahlias.

Planting narcissi bulbs with dahlias

Have a beautiful display of flowers in your garden from March to the first frosts with this simple planting technique.

Growing dahlias in pots

Sarah shows you her favourite dahlia varieties for pots, and gives you some tips on how to grow them successfully.

How to take dahlia cuttings

Watch and learn how to take dahlia cuttings – turn 1 tuber into 10.


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Plant Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 3-4 weeks for despatch. For fruit & veg bare roots/crowns, please allow up to 2 weeks for despatch.

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Dahlia 'Con Amore' reviews

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Reviewed 7th August 2019 by Maureen

Not managed to catch the flower but will send you a pix when I do

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Pat

The tuber labeled Con Amore turned out to be more like Linda's Baby. I have rated it good as it is a lovely plant but not what I ordered. I was careful about planting and labeling and did not actually order anything resembling Linda's Baby.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sue

Service good, tuber slow to flower in comparison with other dahlias.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Joan

had better last year....better tubers and better flowers

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Clare

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jane

only one small bit of tuber and turned into a pink dahlia flower which is not the red colour I expected, however I was quickly reimbursed for this tuber and will try again next season

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sandra

This wasn't even Con Amore as it's flowered as a white dahlia so extremely disappointed

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Reviewed 14th July 2019 by Jackie

All failed to grow. I am a professional gardener who knows how to propagate plants etc.

good red dahlia, no magenta flush

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Reviewed 22nd July 2018 by Sheila McTighe

I finally took this one out of my garden this year. It came back reliably year after year, despite keeping it in the ground through some tough winters. Its flowers are a very regular shape and an even, flat deep red--I never got any 'magenta flush' at all, disappointingly. I already had enough dark red dahlia flowers with Sam Hopkins, so replaced 'Con Amore' with 'Ripples' to see if I can get magenta dahlia colour in a different form.