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The King of the crazy dahlia brigade with huge flamboyant flowers the size of a football, in a luscious, rich pink.

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Genus Dahlia
Group/Species Decorative Group

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

Variety Emory Paul
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 1.5m (4ft 11in)
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 & Videos
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.

Sublime dark dahlia flower arrangement

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

New favourite dahlia arrangement

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

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.

Delivery

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

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Dahlia 'Emory Paul' reviews

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Reviewed 16th August 2019 by Linda

Not grown still dormant so disappointing

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear of your disappointment with your 'Emory Paul' tuber and have refunded you for them."

Posted 17th August 2019

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Reviewed 15th August 2019 by Linda

Not grown still dormant so disappointing

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Maureen

I ordered a number of dahlias and several did not come though . I complained and was sent two other corms and neither of them have grown. The ones which have grown are very good andI am pleased with them . The replacement dahlias were slow to be delivered although the lady to whom I emailed replied promptly.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Katie

The ones that have flourished are glorious

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sue

Bought for instant impact but arrived small and no flowers- well behind any I’ve seen at garden centres- should have bought from there

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Gillian

Still waiting for it to flower

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Marice

Tubers were smaller than I'd expected but the plants are growing well