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One of my favourite dahlias – so simple, so bright, so pretty.

Genus Dahlia
Group/Species Single-flowered Group
Variety Bright Eyes
Type Tender Perennial Tuber
Border Position Back, Middle
Bulb Size I
Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
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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Dahlia 'Bright Eyes' reviews

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Reviewed 13th July 2018 by Claire Gardner

I love this dahlia. It is stunning and flowered right through to November last year. The reason for 4 stars is the height in the description - it says 60cm. Mine is currently 1.2m tall and still growing, I do go by the description when I position them in my borders so this has led to some mixed up planting.

Beloved by bees, strong grower

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Reviewed 8th July 2018 by Louise Johnson

This is a beautiful dahlia, the bees constantly buzz around it. A strong grower which really brightens up the border.

Long flowering and loved by bees and butterflies

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Reviewed 29th October 2017 by DEREK WHITE

Strong growing plant lovely flowers from late May until mid October (Storm Ophelia put a early end to the other wise i think i would have gotten another few weeks flowers) bees and butterflies have loved it this year great buy as with all the dahlias brought this year