Dahlia 'Karma Fuchsiana'

A wonderful bright, coral-orange dahlia for zappy contrast in my dahlia borders and arrangements. More
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A wonderful bright, coral-pink dahlia ideal for zappy contrast in dahlia borders and arrangements. It has some double and some single flowers.

The new Karma group have been bred for a much better than usual dahlia vase life, so look out for this group if you like flowers for picking.

Our dahlias:

  • are first class, healthy tubers – the largest and best you can buy.
  • come with full planting, spacing and cultivating instructions for beginner gardeners
  • tubers should be potted up when they arrive and be kept in a light, frost-free place until the frosts are over and then be planted into the garden.

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 Karma Fuchsiana
Type Tender Perennial Tuber
Border Position Back, Middle
Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 90cm (36in)
Spacing Plant 30cm (12in) deep, 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.
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
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

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Delivery

Bulb Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 5 days for despatch.

Plant Delivery - Due to the current circumstances, when in stock, please allow 4 weeks for despatch. Please click here for more information regarding delivery times due to the Covid-19 situation.

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Dahlia 'Karma Fuchsiana' reviews

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Great Colour

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Reviewed 4th August 2015 by Jemma Kennedy

The colour on the photo does not do this dahlia justice. It is the highlight of the border. It was one of my first dahlias to flower and has fantastic long and strong stems. I'm in the north of England and this dahlia started to flower two weeks ago. It now has three flowers out and another six (yes six!) about to open any day now. I'm feeding this dahlia with seaweed and tomato food.

Surprise winner!

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Reviewed 17th November 2014 by Dr Lynn Turner

I bought this for my mum as an addition to her bee-friendly Dahlia collection (mostly sourced from Sarah Raven) and I think its one of the best! Maybe it photographs badly - it didnt really grab me on the site as the colour looks rather puce, but actually it is really vibrant, utterly gorgeous in bud and in flower - and long lasting!