Dahlia 'Henriette'

A queen of the new and fashionable paler palette. In a pale apricot deepening at the centre and the best, spiky, elegant flowers. More
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‘Henriette’ is a queen of the new and fashionable paler palette. In a pale apricot deepening at the centre and the best, spiky, elegant flowers. It also has a good vase life.

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.

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Genus Dahlia
Group/Species Cactus Group

Similar to semi-cactus, but with narrower petals. Also includes Fimbriated Cactus dahlias. Click here for more information about dahlia groups.

Variety Henriette
Type Tender Perennial
Common Name Dahlia
Border Position Cutting Garden
Bulb Size I
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 1.2m (4ft)
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.

How to plant up your dahlia tubers

In this video Sarah shows you how to plant up your dahlia tubers.


Bulb Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 3 weeks for despatch.

Plant Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 4-6 weeks for despatch. 

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Dahlia 'Henriette' reviews

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Reviewed 29th October 2019 by Joyce

Difficult start because of slugs, when it got going, produced lovely late summer flowers. I am a novice with dahlias, will be more vigilant in future with protection.

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Reviewed 27th September 2019 by Sophie

I originally ordered a tuber for dahlia Henriette but this was of poor quality and it looked sickly. When I contacted customer services for advice I was told I was over-watering, even though my other dahlias weren’t suffering in the same way and growing dahlias successfully previously. The company kindly offered to replace my plant with a 3 litre plant, however now that it is flowering it looks nothing like a Henriette and lacks any cactus shape, looking more like a darker coloured water lily. The flowers are also larger than expected, so am assuming I was sent a totally different dahlia? Very disappointing. and I will probably order my dahlias from different suppliers in the future.

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Reviewed 14th September 2019 by Jacqueline

No idea. One of these two hasn't grown on and the other one has a few shoots but no flowers.

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Reviewed 12th August 2019 by Frances

Flower very weedy hoping it will strengthen as it grows colour not like photo

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Reviewed 5th August 2019 by Brenda

see previous comment re Dahlia Nicholas

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Reviewed 3rd August 2019 by Graham

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Sarah

Wrong flower after weeks of waiting for buds to open. To be completely fair I was given a refund. Will try again next yr

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Anne

Failed to thrive although given lots of TLC - already reimbursed thanks

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Clare

Plants all arrived in good condition, clematis doing well; dahlia tubers planted in the greenhouse. So far so good.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Julie

Really nice and colourful. My flowerbeds are looking really good.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Andrew

Excellent plant. The flowers are massive (20+ centimetres across) which are not to my taste. I don't think saw this on the description. The colour is more orange to me rather than pale apricot I expected. It impresses the neighbours though and the flowers are on strong stems that survived a drenching.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Phil

Looking good. Not far off flowering.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Nicola

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Angela

Not grown too much this year and still awaiting buds to appear - might try in pot of own see if this helps.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Carol

Your services is second to none and your plants are top notch. Thank you I am a convert.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Elizabeth

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Chris

A nice Dahlia good growth, decent tuber

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Janette

Good sized tubers, delivered promptly and well wrapped.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Valerie

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Susan

One didn't sprout and the other two have made only weak plants with speckled leaves and no flowers as yet

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Maureen

This dahlia is doing very well, has lots of flowers and good foliage.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Climpson

Same again, lots of growth but no flowers

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Karen

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by James

Fantastic quality. Large tuber delivered which has produce lots of growth and flowers in its first year

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Reviewed 14th July 2019 by Jackie

None flowering yet but growing

Magnificent and floriferous

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Reviewed 6th January 2018 by Catherine Rosenthal

I purchased 2 pot grown plants and planted in the garden early June. They flowered exuberantly from early July through to early November, and were only stopped by the frosts. Wonderful long stems for cutting. I probably had more flowers from these 2 plants than almost anything else. Looked great with all other colours too. Have lifted them and looking forward to growing again next year .