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A new superstar in my garden, with a burgundy centre and coral-edged petals.

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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 Bacardi
Type Tender Perennial
Common Name Dahlia
Border Position Cutting Garden
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
Spacing 75cm (30in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant just under the soil surface after the last frosts. Alternativley 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
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.

How to plant and grow dahlia tubers

Discover how to grow strong, healthy dahlias – how to plant, look after and overwinter them, and what to do with your bulbs when they arrive.

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.


Bulb Delivery - When in stock, please allow 2-3 days for despatch.

Plant Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 3-4 weeks for despatch. For fruit & veg bare roots/crowns, please allow up to 2 weeks for despatch.

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Dahlia 'Bacardi' reviews

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Reviewed 16th August 2019 by Sue

Looks better when it’s opening, rather than fully open. But, it is in its first year so colour may be more vibrant next year

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Kate

A more muted colour than i thought from the catalogue but nice dahlia

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Angie

Did not develop as well as expected

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Kenneth

There was no problem with the service just too many e mail offers.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by David

An unexceptional plant. I could have done better at my local supermarket. I have also been very disappointed with your 'seedlings' in the past. The thunbergia and rhodochiton did not survive and previously sweet peas have not been a success.I shall not be buying 'seedlings' again. Bearing in mind that your prices are often on the high side (example Bulb Starter £8.50 RHS £5.99) I expect more! I shall not be buying my tulip bulbs from you this year The RHS shall have my custom!
David Norgate-Bennett

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Debbie

Great service, great plant

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Debbie

very customer friendly

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Renate

This one did not came up!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Judi

Healthy plant, lovely blooms

Great flowering period

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Reviewed 11th October 2018 by Lisa Pearson-Stuttard

Although mine is much more peach/yellow than the one in the picture, it was a good quality tuber with lots of flowers.