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A marvellous Catherine wheel of a dahlia, hugely floriferous and loved by butterflies and bees.

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Genus Dahlia
Group/Species Miscellaneous Group

Orchid-flowered and Peony-flowered types are classified as Miscellaneous. Also includes Double Orchis-flowered, Bishop, Mini Bishop and Star dahlias. Click here for more information about dahlia groups.

Variety Honka Pink
Type Tender Perennial Tuber
Common Name Dahlia
Border Position Container, Middle
Bulb Size I
Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 70cm (28in)
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
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
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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Dahlia 'Honka Pink' reviews

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Reviewed 17th August 2019 by Jane

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Ian

Three of these in a large pot have been spectacular with a succession of interestingly shaped blooms. Pollinators love them too. I have had a few problems with mildew/rust on the leaves but in recent dry weather the new growth has been clear.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Philippa

Good quality and very pretty.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sylvie

arrived promptly & potted up in greenhouse to get an early start. Only had 2 flowers so far which were a bit weak looking, not as good as the picture. Might just need time to get going.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Michael

First time growing dahlias from tubers - the tubers arrived safely and are now a feature in the garden !

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Kate

They are not flowering yet - I thought the plants were a little late to be planting - most dahlias I see in other people’s gardens are flowering profusely - I hope they will still delight us

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Alison

I bought this for my bees and they love the open flower form.

Dahlia Honka Pink

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Reviewed 5th August 2018 by Sarah Irons

I was attracted to this dahlia because I want single flowers with pollen for my bees. This is exceptionally striking and glamorous. I have it in a huge pot and it is exactly like the photo on the catalogue, and has now been flowering for two weeks, and has 8 flowers at present with loads and loads of buds. I just had to pass on my delight!