Dahlia 'Sam Hopkins'

In bud, Dahlia 'Sam Hopkins' petals could be cut from black velvet and even fully open, it hardly fades. Marvellous. More
1 tuber 229144-1 £4.50 Delivery late February
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3 tubers 229144-3 £9.50 Delivery late February
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When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.

Or buy this as part of our The Sublime Dark Dahlia Collection and Venetian Dahlia Collection.

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In bud, Dahlia 'Sam Hopkins' petals could be cut from black velvet and even fully open, it hardly fades. Marvellous.

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 Sam Hopkins
Group Decorative Group

For more information on dahlia groups, click here.

Type Tender Perennial Tuber
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 100cm (39in)
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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Delivery

Bulb Delivery - When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.

Plant Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 4 working days for despatch.

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Velvety Delight!

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Reviewed 23rd January 2016 by Judi Delaney

This dahlia came as part of the Venetian Collection that I ordered a couple of years ago, I overwinter it and replant each year and it just gets better and better. It is a stunning colour, clear and velvety at the same time if that's possible, with a really dark rich centre and fresh zingy green foliage - just delightful.