Dahlia 'Blanc y Verde'

Dahlia 'Blanc y Verde' is the most extraordinary white dahlia I've ever seen, sent to me to trial by a Dutch friend. It looks more like a mini globe artichoke than a dahlia, with green bracts right down the stem. More
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Dahlia 'Blanc y Verde' is the most extraordinary white dahlia I've ever seen, sent to me to trial by a Dutch friend. It looks more like a mini globe artichoke than a dahlia, with green bracts right down the stem.

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 Decorative Group

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Variety Blanc y Verde
Type Tender Perennial Tuber
Border Position Back, Middle
Bulb Size 1
Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 90cm (36in)
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
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Reviewed 4th March 2018 by Closecottagegarden

I have had this dahlia for a few years now. It seems fine left in the ground over winter, but it never really makes any impact - as others have suggested, flowers late and not very profusely. There are better options.

Not the right dahlia

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Reviewed 1st January 2018 by Alison Agnew

I ordered a number of these after trialling one the previous year. This year the plants ordered were some other white decorative dahlia entirely lacking green collar and green centre.

I don't expect to get the wrong plants when paying these prices. We should be able,to give a no star review!

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for taking time to review our site. We note from your account that you contacted us about this matter in August and were refunded in full for the incorrectly labelled tubers. We do pass on any incidents of this nature to our supplier for investigation and we apologise again for the disappointment."

Posted 3rd January 2018

Not as expected

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Reviewed 2nd October 2017 by Margaret Hughes

Flowers appeared mid September ( yes I planted them late) but have more layers of petals than expected . I had expected something a much more delicate flower.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for taking time to review our site. We are sorry to hear of your disappointment with your dahlia Blanc y Verde.
If we can help you in any way 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


Posted 3rd October 2017


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Reviewed 21st September 2017 by Monica N

My experience is that these start flowering late , 1srweek in August but have been very productive since then and still going strong 3rd week September. I planted 3 and each one has around fifteen to twenty flowers with a similar number of buds coming up. My favourite plant at this end of the season.

Dahlia Blanc y Verde

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Reviewed 29th June 2017 by Debbie Finn

I ordered this dahlia and grew the plant on in a pot first then transplanted to my allotment. It is the first of my Dahlias to flower as yet and there are lots of buds developing. Flowers are nicer than I thought and the plant is very robust

Jury is out

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Reviewed 4th January 2017 by Kirsty Reid

This was lovely, when it flowered, but it only flowered right at the end of the season and produced very few flowers. I liked them, they were unusual and delicate, and will try it again this year as have saved tubers, but wouldn't give it a 3rd year if it produces poorly again this year. I grew it indoors in a greenhouse as well, so it didn't have much excuse. The other dahlias were much more productive.

No flowers....

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Reviewed 31st October 2016 by Lynne & Mike Hibbs

I agree entirely with the Queen of Carthage. Our three tubers of Blanc y Verde produced apparently healthy foliage but no flowers - unlike the other dahlias which have been doing well.

Living in hope

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Reviewed 19th August 2016 by Queen of Carthage

Halfway through August, and I'm still waiting for my Blanc y Verde to flower. All my other dahlias are huge and producing prodigious quantities of flowers (including the other tuber that I purchased new this year) but the Blanc y Verde has yet to produce anything. Maybe it will do better next year? But so far, quite a disappointment.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your feedback. The Dahlia 'Blanc y Verde' is an unusual variety of dahlia, with green bracts that develop throughout the stems and the flowers are a lot smaller than other dahlia varieties. We would however, have expected the plant to be in flower by now, so it might be that we need to look into this further for you. The tuber will grow again next year and might well flower better but if you would like to discuss it further with our horticultural adviser please contact plantadvice@sarahraven.com or call 0345 092 0283 and we will assist you further."

Posted 8th September 2016