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One of my favourite dahlias – so simple, so bright, so pretty.

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Genus Dahlia
Group/Species Single-flowered Group

Flower has a central disc with a single ring of petals encircling it. Petals may be round or pointed. Click here for more information about dahlia groups.

Variety Bright Eyes
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 60cm (24in)
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
Container Dahlias | Why Sarah Loves These

Sarah discusses her current favourite dahlias for pots, and how to grow and care for them for the most floriferous container displays.

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.

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.

How to plant up your dahlia tubers

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


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Dahlia 'Bright Eyes' reviews

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Reviewed 6th August 2019 by Sue

Attractive flower colour but plants not very strong.

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Reviewed 4th August 2019 by Duncan

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Chrissy

not looking good in the garden just yet

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Mary

arrived in perfect condition as always

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Philippa

One tuber a bit slower off the mark than the other two but all now growing well and just what I wanted.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mr Craig

The plant itself looks healthy enough however when it arrived it had clearly already flowered & been deadheaded. It shows no sign of any new buds so I have not seen it flowering.
I bought this plant in June and have trouble getting my dahlias through the winter so I shall probably never see this plant flower. Disappointing.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Belinda

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Geraldine

Another tuber that failed to grow. Was thrown away.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Judith

They didn't grow, very disappointed

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Tim

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Dawn

Beautiful flowers- always found Sarah Raven very reliable


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Reviewed 13th July 2018 by Claire Gardner

I love this dahlia. It is stunning and flowered right through to November last year. The reason for 4 stars is the height in the description - it says 60cm. Mine is currently 1.2m tall and still growing, I do go by the description when I position them in my borders so this has led to some mixed up planting.

Beloved by bees, strong grower

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Reviewed 8th July 2018 by Louise Johnson

This is a beautiful dahlia, the bees constantly buzz around it. A strong grower which really brightens up the border.

Long flowering and loved by bees and butterflies

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Reviewed 29th October 2017 by DEREK WHITE

Strong growing plant lovely flowers from late May until mid October (Storm Ophelia put a early end to the other wise i think i would have gotten another few weeks flowers) bees and butterflies have loved it this year great buy as with all the dahlias brought this year