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This is all about strong, zappy colour and a sparkler silhouette shape. Brilliant packed together in a border, in a vase, and superb arranged down a table, fireplace or window ledge as single stems. These three work brilliantly with the acid green Agapanthus 'Navy Blue' seedheads, as shown in the picture.

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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 Downham Royal, Purple Flame, Urchin
Type Tender Perennial Tuber
Common Name Dahlia
Border Position Middle
Bulb Size I
Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 90cm-1.1m (2ft 11in-3ft 7in)
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 Change the water regularly and add a dash of cider vinegar or bleach as you do.
Harvesting Flower production - 4 to 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 & 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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Cut Flower Dahlia Collection reviews

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Jennifer

Love the colour combinations service good and love the catalogues

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Philippa

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Shiona

all dahlias have grown waiting for flower heads to bloom

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Jennifer

Service was good.
Purchased the tubers late in the season so they haven't yet flowered.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Elizabeth

Loving the colours and different shaped flowers. Just disappointed that not all the tubers have grown.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Bethan

See previous response. I have no more to add but programme will not allow me to continue until I write more. Annoying!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Ms Barnard

Please see above for the answer

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Janette

Not so happy with these. Variable quality and size of tubers in the pack. Loosely packed too so some damage in transit. Several failed to sprout.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Elizabeth

As described and flowering beautifully at the moment. Very pleased.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Gaynor

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Christine

Service good these tubers quick to grow and in flowers

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jane

Lovely combination working​ well together

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Janice

These are all growing and as I bought them late, their size I hope, is appropriate

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Carol

As usual a great service from Sarah Raven. Unfortunately the dahilas were all enjoyed by slug's this year. But at least someone enjoyed them.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Ms Williamson

Much smaller plants with fewer flowers than expected, even as an experienced gardener, in the first year but perform better in the second year onwards.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Anita

Beautiful blooms excellent

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Glenda

Always buy my dahlias from Sarah Raven because of the quality and service

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Lucy

Only 4 grew. They were fabulous.
With the others all planted exactly the same started in the greenhouse

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Christine

Same as before....good service but poor quality plants. Better quality from ALDI!!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by James

Only 2 grew , potted as others but rotted .

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jackie

All excellent, although urchin was small so still yet to flower.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Maryann

Excellent service and excellent delivery, beautiful flowers

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Reviewed 1st June 2019 by Carolyn

Sadly only on is doing well, one no show and one tiny shoot looking very unwell. In case a snail managed to get over the wool pellets I have also put used coffee grounds around the unwell one.