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All the colours of the very best of high summer puddings: strawberries, meringues and cream, especially if you really mash the strawberries and stir them all in so the colours bleed. What could be nicer for a summer vase?

This collection contains 1 or 2 tubers, or 1 3 litre plant 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
Group/Species Ball Group,

Larger than pompoms and have a spiral arrangement of incurved petals forming a ball-shaped flower. Click here for more information about dahlia groups.

Decorative Group

Broad and flat petals, normally bluntly pointed, with no central disc showing. Click here for more information about dahlia groups.

Variety Café au Lait, Linda's Baby, Wine-eyed Jill
Type Tender Perennial Tuber
Common Name Dahlia
Border Position Container, Middle
Bulb Size I
Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 1.2m (4ft)
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.
Harvesting Flower production 5 months
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
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.

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

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Strawberries and Cream Dahlia Collection reviews

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Reviewed 6th August 2019 by Susan

Never grown dahlias before but my husband wanted some. We are container gardeners so these were ideal. They are strong and healthy plants that have produced lovely flowers.

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Reviewed 5th August 2019 by Sharon

Excellent tubers sent in great condition in good time.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Rosie

Growing very healthily so far, the how to videos on the website really helped. Hoping they will flower soon!

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Ms E Vizard-Williams

They started off well, but none of the dahlias have flowered yet (it is now 1st August) and 4 of them are unfortunately nowhere near flowering. As some of the tubers had broken off in the packaging I managed to get 5 plants from the 3 tubers ordered. One of them is close to flowering now, so I'm optimistic about that plant. The slugs have almost destroyed one of the plants.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Sara

service good suspending judgement o n dahlias thus far

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jean

Cream lovely others not flowered yet

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Andrea

Out of all the dahlia tubers I have had only one come through, I followed the instructions very carefully as I haven’t grown dahlias before.
I can only think it was slugs taking the tops off as I did see another with shoots poking through. I dug up a tuber the other day after about 2 mother in the ground and they were all slimy, so then dug up the rest and they were all slimy and roting .which is a bit strange with it being so dry .
I am carefully watching the one that has come through .
And would appreciate advice as Inwould like to try again next year.
Thank you

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Lorraine

Well sized healthy tubers, which I planted immediately and all are now in flower. The various collections are a great way of colour coordinating your flower beds. Will def purchase from Sarah Raven again.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Marie

I am unable to identify the collection however one tuber failed.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Pam

I have bought dahlias from Sarah Raven in previous years. These have not grown much at all, in fact only 1 has started to flower. Hopefully they will be better next year.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Kate

Not good !! Not a good buy

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sara

I bought 2 sets of these (one for a friend). In both cases “Linda’s Baby” failed to grow. I contacted Customer Services and new tubers were promptly sent out. My new one has grown but not flowered yet. The other 2 dahlias are doing fine. I’ve bought a number of plants from Sarah Raven and had mixed success but have always found the Customer Services team willing and quick to help.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Pam

I had 9 tubers but only 5 or 6 look like they have buds on and none are actually in flower yet so I can't comment on that.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Hazel

Again not quire what the order showed

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Claire

From the pictures and description, I expected these to be a pink and white collection possibly also tending to red. One of the dahlias is in fact a beautiful blush pink but sadly only one of the two tubers supplied has come up. The others can only be described as orange to my mind and not at all what I expected. I must confess to being a little disappointed.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jane

Good, healthy tubers and very successful in border.