Dahlia 'Shooting Star'

We have now sold out of this variety, but would recommend 'Dark Butterfly' as an alternative. More
1 tuber 229281-1 £4.50

Sorry, this item is currently unavailable

Currently unavailable
Get notified when it's back!Close this
3 tubers 229281-3 £8.95

Sorry, this item is currently unavailable

Currently unavailable
Get notified when it's back!Close this
We have now sold out of this variety.
More Details

Bear with me on this one – it looks marvellous with whites and creams, giving and all-important touch of contrast.

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 Shooting Star
Group Semi-Cactus Group
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
How to overwinter dahlia tubers

Sarah discusses the best options for overwintering dahlias – lifting or mulching.

How to plant and grow dahlia tubers

Find out how to grow strong, healthy dahlias this spring – how to plant, look after and overwinter them, and what to do with your bulbs when they...

How to take dahlia cuttings

Watch and learn how to take dahlia cuttings – turn 1 tuber into 10.

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.

Click here to find out more information about our delivery rates and times.

Write a Review

Dahlia 'Shooting Star' reviews

* * * * - Average based on 2 reviews
Write a Review
Review guidelines

Please let us know how you got on with growing our seeds, bulbs and plants, or using a piece of kit, or taking part on one of our courses or events.

We love hearing your garden success stories and sharing growing combos, advice and ideas with fellow enthusiasts. If you'd like to share a picture, we love receiving these on Facebook and Twitter.

Please note we may choose to use your review in other places within the sarahraven.com website.

If you've had a problem with one of our products, and for the quickest response, please get in touch with our Customer Service team who can deal with returns and refunds, as well as answer any questions you may have.

Disappointed

* * * - -

Reviewed 30th June 2017 by Sue Baker

Dahlia is growing well and producing flowers. However, they are not as in the picture. Pleasant enough but they are pale yellow with no trace of pink at all.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your feedback.

We are sorry to hear that your 'Shooting Star' has not flowered as expected and appreciate your disappointment. We take matters of incorrect flowering very seriously and will be looking into this.
Please do contact our Customer Service Team on 0345 092 0283 or at info@sarahraven.com if you would like to discuss this further.

Kind regards,
The Sarah Raven Team"

Posted 17th July 2017

Truly awesome

* * * * *

Reviewed 2nd May 2017 by Sarah Mitchell

This Dahlia just knocked my socks off - tall and lovely with masses of these amazing flowers. Truly awesome.