Dahlia 'Con Amore'

Dahlia 'Con Amore' is an incredible dahlia with flowers mainly crimson-red, with the odd brilliant flush of magenta. More
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Dahlia 'Con Amore' is an incredible dahlia with flowers mainly crimson-red, with the odd brilliant flush of magenta – invaluable for that extra flash of brightness to lift the darkness of the rest. This definitely makes my top 5.

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. They come with full planting, spacing and cultivating instructions for beginner gardeners.

Genus Dahlia
Group/Species Decorative Group
Variety Con Amore
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 1m (3ft 3in)
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
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Dahlia 'Con Amore' reviews

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good red dahlia, no magenta flush

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Reviewed 22nd July 2018 by Sheila McTighe

I finally took this one out of my garden this year. It came back reliably year after year, despite keeping it in the ground through some tough winters. Its flowers are a very regular shape and an even, flat deep red--I never got any 'magenta flush' at all, disappointingly. I already had enough dark red dahlia flowers with Sam Hopkins, so replaced 'Con Amore' with 'Ripples' to see if I can get magenta dahlia colour in a different form.