Dahlia 'Scura'

'Scura' is small, but has great elegance and grace, ideal for pots and prominent corners, where you want something to flower for a good four month stretch. More
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Dahlia 'Scura' is on a completely different scale to other dahlias with flowers only just bigger than a two pound coin. 'Scura' is small, but has great elegance and grace, ideal for pots and prominent corners, where you want something to flower for a good four month stretch.

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.

This can be gift wrapped in our exclusive hessian sack, with ribbon and a Sarah Raven gift card. You will be able to add this to your basket once you begin the checkout process. To add a gift message to your order, simply fill out the details at the delivery stage of the checkout.

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Genus Dahlia
Group/Species Single-flowered Group

Flower has a central disc with a single ring of petals encircling it. Petals may be round or pointed. Click here for more information about dahlia groups.

Variety Scura
Type Tender Perennial Tuber
Common Name Dahlia
Border Position Middle
Bulb Size I
Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 40cm (16in)
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
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
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.

Click here to find out more information about our delivery rates and times.

Dahlia 'Scura' reviews

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Mrs Jopling

Beautiful colour - they are in pots with red nasturtiums and look great but a bit short for the pots I think.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Ian

This is a charming small Dahlia, ideal for containers. It flowered well for a month, then had a rest and now is putting on more growth and a new crop of buds.By the end of the season it may be up to a 5 stars.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Rosie

Glorious dahlia with lovely small bright red/scarlett flowers against dark foliage.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Kay

Lovely flowers. Good start healthy growth.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jane

Thought it had died, as no sign. Eventually appeared, but will not flower this season as much too late.....

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Barbara

Good sized tuber s, quick into growth. When flowered was not what I was expecting. Photo to customer services and wrong dahlia sent, replacement sent but advised not Scura.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Carolyn

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jane

Very pretty and in good condition , hopefully over the next few years it will add extra colour to the lovel6 Venetian collection I bought last year.

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Reviewed 31st May 2019 by Julia

Disappointed

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Reviewed 15th July 2018 by Elspeth Sutherland

Ordered these last year and when they flowered tuned out to be Roxy. I therefore ordered Scura again is year and yet again turned out to be Roxy. Very disappointed as they do not fit with my colour scheme. I've ordered a lot of dahlia tubers from this website over the lsat few years and had the same problem with a couple of other dahlias not being what I have ordered.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for taking the time to review our site. We are very sorry to hear that your dahlia 'Scura' has flowered incorrectly again. Please contact our Customer Services team who will be happy to arrange a refund or replacements next spring for you."

Posted 1st August 2018

3rd time lucky?

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Reviewed 14th July 2018 by Kaz Johnstone

I so want this dahlia! This is my 3rd attempt and it’s just flowering and again it’s not Scura😭. Will be in touch with customer service again once I have taken a picture.☹️

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for taking time to review our site, we are extremely sorry to hear that your repalcement Scura are incorrect. Please do contact our customer service team at info@sarahraven.com or by calling 0345 092 0283 and our team will assist you further.
Kind Regards, The Sarah Raven Team

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Posted 2nd August 2018

Wrong tubers

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Reviewed 4th July 2018 by Kate Spencer

I also have received roxy instead of scura.....magenta is not a good colour combination with yellow and red. Not impressed.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for taking time to review our site. We are very sorry to hear that you have received the incorrect dahlia and understand that you have been in touch with our Customer Services Team about this matter.

Kind Regards, The Sarah Raven Team

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Posted 6th July 2018

Dahlia Scura

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Reviewed 30th May 2017 by Andrew Montgomery

Good healthy tubers, grew well in to healthy plants, flowered by the end of May and.....they turned out to be Roxy not Scura at all; not so great.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your feedback. We are very sorry to hear that your dahlia 'Scura' has flowered incorrectly. Please contact our Customer Services team who will be happy to arrange a refund or replacements next spring for you.

With kind regards, the Sarah Raven Team


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Posted 20th July 2017

Dahlias

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Reviewed 29th February 2016 by Alex Mc Dougall

Arrived safely and in good condition, looking forward to see them flower in the summer. Thank you.