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Three of the best pale, elegant, shorter varieties ideal for growing in a medium-sized pot or container.

This collection contains 1 or 2 tubers each of:

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.

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Genus Dahlia
Type Tender Perennial Tuber
Bulb Size I
Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 90cm (35in)
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
Growing dahlias in pots

Sarah shows you her favourite dahlia varieties for pots, and gives you some tips on how to grow them successfully.

How to take dahlia cuttings

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

Understanding dahlia groups

A list of the different dahlia groups, along with some classification info and an example of a variety in each group.

History of the dahlia

First discovered by Aztec Indians and used for food and medicine, this tuber has an interesting history of cultivation.

Planting up your dahlia tubers

In this video Sarah shows you how to plant up your dahlia tubers.

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...

How to overwinter dahlia tubers

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

Sublime dark dahlia flower arrangement

Sarah shows you how to make a gorgeous large arrangement of dahlias.

Planting narcissi bulbs with dahlias

Have a beautiful display of flowers in your garden from March to the first frosts with this simple planting technique.

New favourite dahlia arrangement

Sarah shows you how to make a quick arrangement of colourful dahlias.

Delivery

Bulb Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.

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Pale Dahlias for Pots Collection reviews

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Reviewed Yesterday by Dominique

These have performed well. Thanks for the extras you sent when I found I was some short. I wanted them for pots to put outside the marquee for my daughter's wedding and the Totally Tangerine and the Honka Fragile were super. The Happy Single Kiss was less good and I have had few flowers from this, but it may be more floriferous next year.

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Reviewed 16th August 2019 by Lynn

Only 1 of the three tubers came up and as yet still hasn’t flowered. After calling the wonderful customer services they resent another 3 of the same, only 2 came up this time, but they are flowering. Let’s overwinter them correct,y and see what happens next year I think,

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your review. We note that our Customer Services Team has dealt with this matter for you and hope that it has been resolved to your satisfaction."

Posted 16th August 2019

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Clare

Beautiful, healthy strong flowers. Look great in pots. I'm very pleased with them. The slugs were keen to have a nibble, but regular doses of crushed egg shells helped. I'm very pleased with my purchase and recommend to others x

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Lynn

Only 1 of the three tubers came up and as yet still hasn’t flowered. After calling the wonderful customer services they resent another 3 of the same, only 2 came up this time, but they are flowering. Let’s overwinter them correct,y and see what happens next year I think,

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Monica

They are really lovely,very pleased

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Clare

Arrived very quickly and in good condition. All have grown well.