Dahlia 'Downham Royal'

Dahlia 'Downham Royal' is a neat, small-flowered dahlia the perfect size for hand-tied bunches and mixed arrangements. More
3 litre plant 190429-3L £9.50

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Dahlia 'Downham Royal' is a neat, small-flowered dahlia the perfect size for hand-tied bunches and mixed arrangements. It's a lovely rich Cardinal purple. I've now grown Dahlia 'Downham Royal' for years and love it for picking.

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
Variety Downham Royal
Group Ball

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Type Tender Perennial Tuber
Border Position Back, Middle
Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 110cm (43in)
Spacing Plant 30cm (12in) deep, 75cm (30in) apart.
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.
Flowering July - November
Vase Life Only pick dahlias in full flower. Recut the hollow stem ends under water to avoid airlocks.
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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