William Morris Dahlia Collection

I love a William Morris wallpaper, and with these dahlias had one in my garden last year. They flowered July-November. Unbeatable. More
3 tubers (1 of each) 229256-3 £12.95 Delivery late February
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6 tubers (2 of each) 229256-6 £22.95 Delivery late February
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Gift Set: 3 tubers, in a hessian sack 480236 £16.95 Delivery late February
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I love a William Morris wallpaper, and with these dahlias had one in my garden last year. They flowered July-November. Unbeatable.

This collection contains:

  • Dahlia 'Bacardi'
  • Dahlia 'Labyrinth'
  • Dahlia 'Totally Tangerine'
    • Our dahlias:

      • are first class, healthy tubers – the largest and best you can buy.
      • come with full planting, spacing and cultivating instructions for beginner gardeners
      • tubers should be potted up when they arrive and be kept in a light, frost-free place until the frosts are over and then be planted into the garden.

Genus Dahlia
Type Tender Perennial Tuber
Border Position Back, Middle
Bulb Size 1
Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Spacing Plant 30cm (12in) deep, 75cm (30in) apart.
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.
Flowering July - November
Vase Life Only pick dahlias in full flower. Recut the hollow stem ends under water to avoid airlocks.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Bulb Delivery - When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.

Plant Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 2 weeks for despatch.

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Reviewed 4th September 2017 by Toni Abram

I purchased these dahlias for my mum as a Mother's Day present in 2017 but was taken with them myself also, so later ordered some for me.

We both began by planting them in medium sized pots and did not water them until they began to shoot. When they had some growth on, we transferred the three plants to larger pots, beween 12 - 14 inches wide, to which we added garden canes, 190cm in height I think, with cane toppers to form a wigwam for the dahlias to grow up.

All three varieties flowered for both of us, giving masses of flowers despite the wet summer and there were enough flowers for cutting and having on the kitchen window too. The plants grew at different rates, with Barcardi growing fast, Tangerine growing a little slower and Labryinth definitely taking its time. The latter was spectacular and like nothing I have ever grown in my garden before but dahlia Tangerine was my particular favourite and I would love to grow this again.

Thank you Sarah Raven.

Toni in Chester

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Hello Toni,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, we are thrilled to hear that this collection performed so well for you and your mum!

Best wishes,
The Sarah Raven Team"

Posted 4th September 2017

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Reviewed 18th August 2017 by Glynne williams

Great dahlias and new to me (which is good at my age!) Big Mistake though as I decided to plant all three in same pot to ensure I could keep them safely overwinter in warmed conservatory. Although your photo has them in the same bunch they actually grow differently - Baccardi very fecund for example. Next year I'll keep their cuttings separate! They'll be in ground or pots along with others I'll buy from you!

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Reviewed 30th July 2017 by S.Howgill

All three varieties have grown well,butLabyrinth has yet to flower a few buds at present It seems a pity they are not in bloom at the same time.All planted at the same time in a row so no difference in cultivation the other two have been flowering for weeks .keen to pick my mixed bunch.

Failure of Bacardi

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Reviewed 13th July 2016 by Rachel Silber

All 6 tubers delivered were rather small but had visible buds. I planted them all in the same compost, They all came into growth but after a few weeks it was obvious that Bacardi was not thriving. The tubers had rotted. The others are growing well and now beginning to flower. Not satisfactory.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry to hear that you have experienced disappointing results from the Bacardi Dahlia tubers. Tubers rotting in the pots is a sign of over watering and some tubers are more susceptible to this than others, which would explain why some have thrived and some haven't. We would recommend watering them less next spring at least initially whilst they are setting down roots and haven't yet sprouted. If you contact our customer service team on 0345 092 0283 or by email at info@sarahraven.com, they will happily arrange for replacement tubers to be sent to you in the spring or alternatively, arrange for a full refund for those tubers that failed. Apologies again for the disappointment caused."

Posted 15th July 2016