1 tuber 229342-1 £4.95 Delivery late February
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3 tubers 229342-3 £12.95 Delivery late February
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1 x 3 litre plant 229342-3L £10.95 Delivery mid May
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More Details

The colour of a negroni, or a glass of blood orange juice, there is no other dahlia like this bred-for-us variety, in a subtle smoky crimson-pink-orange.

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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 Perch Hill
Type Tender Perennial Tuber
Common Name Dahlia
Border Position Container, Middle
Bulb Size I
Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 1.1m (3ft 7in)
Spacing Plant just under the soil surface, 75cm (30in) apart.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting 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.
Harvesting Flower production 5 months
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
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.

New favourite dahlia arrangement

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

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.

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.

Planting up your dahlia tubers

In this video Sarah shows you how to plant up your dahlia tubers.

How to plant and grow dahlia tubers

Find out how to grow strong, healthy dahlias this spring – how to plant, look after and overwinter them, and what to do with your bulbs when...

Delivery

Bulb Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 1 week for delivery.

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Dahlia 'Perch Hill' reviews

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Reviewed 20th August 2019 by Sarah

Beautiful healthy plants. Colours as shown in catalogue . Excellent value for money and arrived packaged like a gift . Top rank Sarah Raven .

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Reviewed 17th August 2019 by Jane

Didn’t grow. Didn’t grow.

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Reviewed 14th August 2019 by Chris

Perch Hill didn't grow, another one sent, started to shoot then died, not a good dahlia I think

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear of your disappointment with your Dahlia. Please be assured that we have now refunded you for this."

Posted 16th August 2019

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Reviewed 12th August 2019 by Frances

Fantastic flower on stro g stem

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Reviewed 12th August 2019 by Blenda

I am still waiting for this dhalia to flower. It has been very slow to get going and still no buds!!

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Reviewed 10th August 2019 by Elizabeth

Tuber did not sprout, Sarah raven kindly refunded - good service

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Reviewed 7th August 2019 by Maureen

About to flower so I will take a picture when it does

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Reviewed 4th August 2019 by Susan

Tubers poor quality and too small

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Margaret

Confusing
See note for Purple Flame

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Gill

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Janice

Planted tuber as instructed only one leaf appeared. When took plant out of its pot the tuber was rotten

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Anne

Unfortunately although I am an experienced grower these would not grow. One threw up a shoot that was v weak and would not develop

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Tracy

Stunning and have recommended this to family and friends.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Bernard

Some of the Tubers were in a poor state and some that have been planted did not throw any shoots.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Chris

died on me, as did the second one

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Chris

Perch Hill didn't grow, another one sent, started to shoot then died, not a good dahlia I think

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sandra

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Keith

Some of the tubers where broken and damaged

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Maureen

Plants arrived safely and swiftly

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Marretje

This tuner did not grow and when dig up was soft and had rotted!!!