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Two new dahlias which contrast perfectly in shape and colour, both with unusually good vase lives. Growing together in the garden and picked and arranged, these were my favourite dark, rich duo last summer.

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Genus Dahlia
Group/Species Ball Group,

Larger than pompoms and have a spiral arrangement of incurved petals forming a ball-shaped flower. Click here for more information about dahlia groups.

Decorative Group

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

Variety After Dusk, Brown Sugar
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 1m (3ft 3in)
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
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...

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.


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Brown Sugar Dahlia Collection reviews

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Pat

Brown sugar has grown well and looks great but, once again, the other plant turned out to be a pale pink pom pom and not the deep red After Dusk that was part of the collection. Another lovely dahlia but not what I ordered

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Sandra

Lovely big, fat tubers, very healthy and all flowered really well for me. I have them in pots and in the border and all are doing well, lots of admiration from visitors. Thoroughly recommend

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Julie

My first time with this one but it was a real success.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Erica

These must be the smaller ones. Lovely unusual colour. Dark foliage
The service is excellent, straigh forward on line ordering, beautifully packed on arrival and good healthy plants with only one exception ever. I repotted those and they soon perked up.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by J. H Adamson

All growing well but too early for flowers here

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Julie

Adore the colours in this collection

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jennifer

The brown sugar Dalia is lovely. The after dusk dahlia is a beautiful plant, bushy full of flowers and buds. However, it is a lovely creamy pale yellow and not the red I expected!!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Carolyne

Only 1 of the tubers grew on successfully. After Dusk tuber was very small and did not grow on.
Quite expensive for two tubers when postage is added on

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Pam

Unfortunately only one has grown, and hasn’t flowered yet. The other one died.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Christine

the service for all the dahlias I have bought has been great, and when
I was wondering if they would start growing as I had them in pots in greenhouse to start them off, I rang for advice which was very helpful and they took a while but they grew strong, I like them but would choose a different type next time as they also were a bit to tall.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Kath

Huge bushy plants. Arrived quickly.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Ms Spanier

Were in the sale so cheaper than average. Arrived speedily and are looking very healthy. Just beginning to flower now.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Lin

Only one of these grew, the other looked in a poor state when it arrived, however itwas replaced with two more tubers which both grew. Lovely

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Louise

Lots of growth but still waiting for flowers!