Dahlia 'Linda's Baby'

How I would have hated this colour a few years ago, but now I love it – smoky café-au-lait pink, truly beautiful with whites and terracottas (see 'Jowey Winnie', they make a great pair). More
1 tuber 229329-1 £3.95 Delivery late February
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3 tubers 229329-3 £8.95 Delivery late February
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How I would have hated this colour a few years ago, but now I love it – smoky café-au-lait pink, truly beautiful with whites and terracottas (see 'Jowey Winnie', they make a great pair).

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Genus Dahlia
Group/Species Ball Group

Larger than pompoms and have a spiral arrangement of incurved petals forming a ball-shaped flower. Click here for more information about dahlia groups.

Variety Linda's Baby
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 80cm (32in)
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.

Delivery

Bulb Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.

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Dahlia 'Linda's Baby' reviews

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Reviewed 21st August 2019 by Sarah

This dahlia tuber began sprouting in its pot indoors but became unhappy after planting outside in early June. It stopped growing and when I dug it up the tubers had rotted so I unfortunately had to bin it. I've ordered lots of dahlia tubers from Sarah Raven and they're usually great year on year.

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Reviewed 16th August 2019 by Sarah

Treated exactly the same as Penhill Dark Monarch but has failed to grow at all.

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Reviewed 3rd August 2019 by Margaret

Purchased as a birthday present for my friend Linda these 3 tubers were a huge success and we have just been to see them in situ and the colours really stand out in their large garden. She is so pleased that she has asked me to get her the Spring catalogue and I suspect quite a few of your excellent plants will be winging their way to Torquay . 5 star value !

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Marian

First three that were sent two failed, second lot did better. Not a stunning plant really

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Kay

Healthy growth and lovely blooms. Ideal for son's wedding as brides mum is called Linda.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Nicola

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Vera

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Linda

First rate service and great product. My dahlia have yet to flower but it is looking healthy and bushy.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sandra

This tuber did absolutely nothing.....so extremely disappointed

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Christine

As always, immediately upon ordering this plant I was advised when to expect delivery. The product arrived in excellent condition and grew as expected. Has not yet flowered (31.7.19)

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Reviewed 14th July 2019 by Jackie

Beginning to flower good colours