Cinnamon Spice Dahlia Collection

I put this supremely beautiful and unusual collection together in the Oast Garden at Perch Hill last summer, and they bowled us over. More
5 tubers (1 of each) 229258-5 £18.95 Delivery late February
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10 tubers (2 of each) 229258-10 £32.95 Delivery late February
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I put this supremely beautiful and unusual collection together in the Oast Garden at Perch Hill last summer, and they bowled us over.

This collection contains:

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.

This can be gift wrapped in our exclusive hessian sack, with ribbon and a Sarah Raven gift card. You will be able to add this to your basket once you begin the checkout process. To add a gift message to your order, simply fill out the details at the delivery stage of the checkout.

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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.

Cactus Group,

Similar to semi-cactus, but with narrower petals. Also includes Fimbriated Cactus dahlias. 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 Bacardi, Burlesca, La Recoleta, Tamburo, Zundert Mystery Fox
Type Tender Perennial Tuber
Common Name Dahlia
Border Position Back, Middle
Bulb Size I
Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 1m (3ft 3in)
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.

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

Cinnamon Spice Dahlia Collection reviews

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Reviewed 15th August 2019 by Katrina

All have grown and produced fabulous flowers!

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Reviewed 5th August 2019 by Stephen

Very pleased with my purchase

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Reviewed 4th August 2019 by Mrs Thomas

So far so good. It's really a bit early in the dahlia season to give a proper review. Some have only just started flowering.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Sandra

Healthy, fat tubers, no shrivelled tubers here. All flowered successfully and are the work horses of the late summer border, absolutely gorgeous!

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Caroline

Plants took a long time to get going this year due to the cooler weather in early summer but they have since our on great growth as the warmer weather came. Unfortunately one of the tubers has clearly been mixed up in the order as instead of burlesca it’s ended up being a dark red dahlia that’s unknown. A little disappointed as there are now too many of the same colour in the collection

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Erica

Same comment as above. We are overjoyed at the results.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Fiona

Healthy plants and good service as ever but disappointing colour mix. They are red, dark red and orange/red which is overwhelmingly....red.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Barbara

Some of these have flowered and they are lovely but only 3 out of the 5 bulbs so another expensive dud. Wont be buying my bulbs from Sareh Raven next year

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Marie

I am unable to identify the collection however one tuber from my order failed to grow.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Peter

one of the tubers failed to grow the others are fine and in full flower now

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Dawn

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jill

Despite following planting and care instructions, two tubers failed to shoot and the remainder are very poor specimens with hardly any buds, no flowers to date. Disappointed

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Frances

Excellent. The plants arrived in good order and are growing well.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Hilary

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by James

All potted and took and planted out

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Maryann

Excellent service and excellent delivery beautiful flowers

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Reviewed 17th June 2019 by Cherie

see part 1
im excited about what this collection will be like when it comes up

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Reviewed 7th June 2019 by Barry

Plants growing on well and loving the rain we are now getting