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Soft, simple and sweet, this looks great in a patch of white, silver and green.

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.

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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 Wizard of Oz
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 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
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
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.

Sublime dark dahlia flower arrangement

Sarah shows you how to make a gorgeous large arrangement of dahlias.

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.

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.

Delivery

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

Plant 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 'Wizard of Oz' reviews

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Reviewed 7th August 2019 by Maureen

About to flower so cannot comment but the plant looks healthy

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Reviewed 4th August 2019 by Mrs Thomas

This was a replacement for the first tuber (which arrived dried out and unfit to plant). I planted the replacement, which grew very slowly. After planting out it has only grown to around 12" tall, and looks very weak. Very disappointing indeed, especially as Sarah Raven stuff is not cheap. Is there something wrong with your stock of Wizard of Oz tubers, as both tubers you have sent me have failed? I have grown dahlias for many years.

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Reviewed 4th August 2019 by Mrs Thomas

I had to return the tuber as it was dried out. It was replaced, but see next review.

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Esther

Smaller tubers than last year

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Karen

Same as before did not come up at all

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Andrew

All very good tubers that turned into strong healthy plants. Lovely soft pink flowers just as advertised.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jane

Only one of the three tuber grew. They were well packed and arrived promptly

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Miss Mason

Sadly I cannot give anymore stars as the blasted Slugs got to the plant virtually as soon as it was planted!
The plant looked extremely good on arrival so I'm very sad it has been somewhat decimated, I had now taken the drastic action of the dreaded slug pellets, hopefully I can revive it for late summer!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jenny

I WAS DELIGHTED WITH THESE DAHLIAS, BUT ONLY 2 OF THE THREE TUBERS GREW. THEY WERE ALL DEALT WITH IN THE SAME WAY, BUT THE THIIRD ONE NEVER PUT ANY SHOOTS OUT, BEING GROWN IN THE SELF SAME WAY.tHE TWO TUBERS THAT DID GROW ARE ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL AND I AM GOING TO ENTER THEM IN THE LOCAL GARDEN SHOW LATER THIS MONTH.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Clare

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Angela

Pretty flowers much smaller than many of the other varieties.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Anne

Full of flowers - tight buds open into beautiful balls of pink. Very stout and weather-resistant. Bought as a present to grow on for someone's birthday but don't want to part with it now! :)

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jane

Never arrived........ unhappy

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Judith

Very disappointed with the quality of these

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Lynn

This tuber failed to come to life

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Reviewed 14th July 2019 by Jackie

None flowering yet, 3 tubers failed to grow

beautiful, beautiful flowers

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Reviewed 4th August 2017 by Pauline Murphy

The young plants did have trouble with slugs, but they recovered with care, and when the flowers finally appeared I fell in love. I had avoided this style of dahlia in the past, as i thought they were maybe a bit twee, but now I have become a bit obsessed; the perfect, complex geometry of the petals is mesemerising, and the colours in this one are delicate but stunning. I am already looking forward to choosing some for next year.

a bit weak in my hands, other varieties did better

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Reviewed 26th June 2017 by beverley

seemed to attract more slugs, foliage a bit weak, so not good if you're looking for a dense plant

Simply gorgeous!

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Reviewed 19th December 2016 by L Hughes

This beautiful dahlia is the purest soft pink you can imagine without looking pale or 'washed out'. I grow it in a raised bed with lots of other dahlias and peonies all squeezed in together because I have a tiny garden, and even though it went in as a single tuber this year, it shone. The colour is strong enough to captivate and the whole plant is sturdy and bursting with health. Absolutely delightful and highly recommended.

Looks good, attracts slugs!

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Reviewed 25th September 2016 by E Brown

but then the slug problem was inevitable. Plants grew well and are flowering well, but did take a long time to come up even though they were in pots under cover.