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A truly marvellous new dahlia that we had filling the garden at Perch Hill last year. Hugely recommended.

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Genus Dahlia
Group/Species Anemone Group

Centre compromises of dense elongated tubes rather than a disc. The outer parts have one or more rings of flattened petals. Click here for more information about dahlia groups.

Variety Totally Tangerine
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 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
Dahlias | Why Sarah Loves Them

Sarah shares why dahlias are her favourite.

Container Dahlias | Why Sarah Loves These

Sarah discusses her current favourite dahlias for pots, and how to grow and care for them for the most floriferous container displays.

Growing dahlias in pots

Sarah shows you her favourite dahlia varieties for pots, and gives you some tips on how to grow them successfully.

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.

How to take dahlia cuttings

Watch and learn how to take dahlia cuttings – turn 1 tuber into 10.


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Dahlia 'Totally Tangerine' reviews

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Reviewed 21st April 2020 by Helena

Planted and already sprouting leaves

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Reviewed 16th August 2019 by Sue

Vibrant colour. Must have dahlia,

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Reviewed 7th August 2019 by Kirstine

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Reviewed 6th August 2019 by Pam

I purchased two 3-litre 'totally tangerine' dahlias. Both had strong root systems and bushy, glossy foliage. One is flowering well; the other is yet to show signs of flowering. However I'm optimistic!

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Reviewed 6th August 2019 by Hilary

Excellent plant, still going well.

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Reviewed 5th August 2019 by Jocelyn

Good strong plant. Flowering well

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Reviewed 5th August 2019 by Sue

Beautiful colours. Strong and healthy plant.

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Reviewed 3rd August 2019 by Romayne

My favourite dahlia. I lost the last ones in the 2017 winter so will take better care of these.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Jill

As always top quality plants and service. This is proving to be my favourite dahlia this year

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Mrs Whittaker

A very beautiful dahlia which is doing well in the garden

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Janet

All the dahlias are growing and flowering well. Love the colours!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Diane

I potted it up prior to planting out . It is now a very weak looking plant and I fear it may not flower

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Judy

Healthy tubers arrived well packaged, clear instructions provided and followed in terms of starting off indoors. Now planted in my garden and have grown and flowered for many weeks now. As cut flowers I am very pleased and will last in water for quite a while. Can thoroughly recommend

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Gill

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Patrick

Good colour, but very few flowers

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Janice

These Dahlias are very good and flowering well unlike the other two Dahlias

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Alex

Dahlia is still only six inches high and has had only one minute flower! Has been watered well and fed and has a slug ring round it. No idea why it hasn’t thrived.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sylvie

arrived promptly & potted up in greenhouse to get an early start. Haven't had any flowers yet so can't comment on colour/size/quantity

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Maura

Lovely strong plants. Well packed on their arrival. Superb blooms. Excellent value. Other than that I can't think why I've given them 5 stars !

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Pam

This is a beautiful plant and so healthy loads of buds on the way also!!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Linda

Totally tangerine was included in some of the collections and is very good. They are blooming the best of all of my order. I thought they would be a little more orange which is why I haven't given a 5.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Hansen

One of the plants did not grow at all. Don't think it's particularly spectacular.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Kay

Excellent sprouting and growth. Very healthy product. Plenty of flowers and lasts in water..

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Belinda

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Fiona

Super plants - unusual and striking colours

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Dot

Totally Tangerine is flowering well (in a container) but not as well as it would if it were in the ground. But as I don't have room in my garden for other than containers, that's down to me!!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Tracy

Healthy abundance. Heavenly flowers.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Michele

This plant is absolutely stunning, it had been packed with care and arrive in excellent condition,
It is now flowering away happily in its new home. Very pleased

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Virginia

Beautiful dahlia, flowering really well and seems very tough

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Bernard

Some of the Tubers were in a poor state and some that have been planted did not throw any shoots.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jane

Service was good, dahlias arrived well packaged

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Carolyn

Excellent website, very good and well thought out packaging, very helpful instructions other than healthy seedlings and bulbs, all despatched with good timing . Look forward to trying vegetable and flower seeds.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Claire


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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Chris

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Christine

Small compact plant hope for more blooms next year lovely colour

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Patsy

Absolutely beautiful. Very pleased with my purchase.

Lovely flowers

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Reviewed 3rd November 2018 by Caroline

I loved Totally Tangerine when I saw it at Perch Hill in 2017. I ordered it as part of the William Morris Collection in 2018 and potted it up in a 3 litre pot when it arrived and kept the pot indoors. By the end of April the plant was ready to go out but kept it inside until the frosts had finished towards the end of May. ( in Berkshire). This variety was the first to flower on 2nd June. It flowered all summer and was delightful. I grew it in a bed. It needs to be near the front of a bed of dahlias because it’s shorter than many. It would be good in a large pot.

Beautiful and prolific

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Reviewed 2nd September 2018 by Laura Simmonds-Read

I love this dahlia. Planted it in a pot in March/ April time and it started flowering from late July. Now in September, its still covered in flowers. Its bringing colour to the garden as we head into autumn and everything is dying back. The petals are beautiful with colours from purple on the tip, through orange and into pink at the base.

Perfect Plant

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Reviewed 25th August 2018 by Cynthia Edwards

This dahlia is a perfect size for a smallish pot. It started flowering early and has never been without flowers and buds. There have been no blank periods as with some other dahlias. It is still going strong with lots of buds to open whilst I am still waiting for a first flower on some other varieties. Wonderful.


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Reviewed 15th July 2018 by Lynda

I bought a 3 litre pot of Totally Tangerine along with a 3 litre pot of Nicholas. While Nicholas continues to thrive, sadly Totally Tangerine has not. It looks really unhealthy. When I investigated, I found that the tuber had rotted.

Very disappointing, as I have always had first class results with your plants.


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Reviewed 13th July 2017 by Deb

I bought two totally tangerine dahlia plants and planted them in a large tub. I am so pleased with the result...lots of brilliant flowers and loads more buds! I am planning to buy more next year and won't be going anywhere else! Thank you!

Such a shame

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Reviewed 2nd May 2017 by Sarah Mitchell

I ordered the Venetian Collection and Totally Tangerine was the first tuber to show. Duly potted and then planted out with the other Dahlias and Tangerine was the first to flower - I live in the sunny south - I was thrilled to see such a beauty. Then disaster struck and on investigating a very sick looking plant, found the tuber had rotted.
I am pleased to report the others were fine and I enjoyed months of colour but a shame that totally Tangerine didn't make it .

Non Stop Flowers

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Reviewed 13th August 2016 by Sue Alexander

Fantastic number of flowers produced and for so long. Prolific. And these did not seem to attract the slugs in the same way that some others did. Very happy with this purchase.