Best Ever Dahlia Collection

If I had to take only three dahlias to a desert island, it would be these – marvellous as individuals and magnificent as a trio. More
3 tubers 229303-3 £12.95 Delivery late February
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6 tubers 229303-6 £22.50 Delivery late February
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3 x 3 litre plants 190654-3 £29.50 Delivery mid May
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If I had to take only three dahlias to a desert island, it would be these – marvellous as individuals and magnificent as a trio – passionately recommended!

This collection contains 1 or 2 tubers, or 1 x 3 litre plant each of:

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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 Blanc y Verde, Labyrinth, Waltzing Mathilda
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 80-100cm (31-40in)
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
Harvesting Flower production: 4 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
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.

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...

Delivery

Bulb Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 1 week for delivery.

Plant Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 1 week for delivery.

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Best Ever Dahlia Collection reviews

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Reviewed 7th May 2018 by J Watson

Of the three tubas, only Waltzing Mathilda has sprouted. They were potted up at the same time and under the same conditions as other, overwintering dahlias, all of which are coming along. I have previously always been happy with the quality of plants and seeds from Sarah Raven, so will certainly try again and put it down to challenging spring weather.

Gorgeous!

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Reviewed 11th July 2017 by Barbara Frodsham

This is my first attempt at growing dahlias. I'm thrilled with them, they were easy to plant and look after and they are really flowering well now. Thank you