Dahlia 'Jescot Julie'

A really unusual dahlia with burnt orange petals and a contrasting coloured plum reverse - one of my very long-standing favourites. More
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An unusual dahlia with burnt-orange petals and a contrasting coloured plum reverse, one of my long-standing favourites and a bestseller.

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Genus Dahlia
Group/Species Decorative Group

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

Variety Jescot Julie
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 90cm (36in)
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
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.


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Dahlia 'Jescot Julie' reviews

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Reviewed 3rd August 2018 by Fiona Cruickshank

Got it earlier this year and it has just produced its first flower - beautiful. I am very glad I got this one. The plant is still quite small but looking healthy.

Gorgeous, grows well in the North

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Reviewed 13th January 2017 by Kay

I received Jescott Julie as part of a collection. I love it so I've grown it for the past three years. I garden in the High Pennines with a short growing season, I plant this dahlia in a raised bed as a tuber right at the end of May and by September I have lots of lovely flowers to cut for the house. I love this with Karma Choc another great doer in my garden. As a novice (and rather lazy) gardener I would recommend dahlias they are easy and trouble free to grow (watch out for greedy slugs in the early days) though you do need a stake or two for those September gales so frequent in the high hills. Spectactular results with hardly any effort!


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Reviewed 23rd January 2016 by Judi Delaney

This dahlia is simpler in it's form than some of the others, but for me, this adds to it's charm. It has a gorgeous tangerine colour to the face of the petals, but the underside is streaked heavily with a deep pink - the sort of colouring that makes you marvel at how clever nature is! Standing alone or in a jug mixed with deep purples and reds - it is an absolute delight.