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I spotted this in a dahlia trial field 5 years ago, loving its waterlily shape and stippled petals, some almost white, others dusted with purple.

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Genus Dahlia
Group/Species Waterlily Group

Fully double blooms made up of curved, slightly curved or flat petals. Very shallow in depth giving an almost saucer-like appearance. Click here for more information about dahlia groups.

Variety Hemisphere
Type Tender Perennial
Common Name Dahlia
Border Position Cutting Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 1.2m (4ft)
Spacing 60cm (24in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant just under the soil surface after the last frosts. Alternatively 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 20cm (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. Sear stems ends in boiling water for 10 seconds before plunging into cold water and then arranging.
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
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