Dahlia 'Happy Single Kiss'

I love this dahlia with its clear, open, saucer flowers in soft apricot-peach, with a contrasting crimson base to every petal to prevent it being too sweet. It's compact, so ideal for a pot and has good, dark foliage too. More
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I love this dahlia with its clear, open, saucer flowers in soft apricot-peach, with a contrasting crimson base to every petal to prevent it being too sweet. It's compact, so ideal for a pot and has good, dark foliage too.

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Genus Dahlia
Group/Species Single-flowered Group

Flower has a central disc with a single ring of petals encircling it. Petals may be round or pointed. Click here for more information about dahlia groups.

Variety Happy Single Kiss
Type Tender Perennial Tuber
Common Name Dahlia
Border Position Container, Middle
Bulb Size I
Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 60cm (24in)
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 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
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.

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.

Delivery

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

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Dahlia 'Happy Single Kiss' reviews

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Reviewed 8th August 2019 by Barbara

This is the second year that this particular Dahlia has done nothing, no shoots no growth, despite following all instructions.

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Reviewed 6th August 2019 by Sue

2 out of 3 tubers failed to do anything, and 1 is still so tiny in August that I have not planted it out. I have received a refund though.

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Reviewed 2nd August 2019 by Sarah

First tuber failed, second did too. Can't win em all

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Susan

Grew some roots but no shoots. Was kept under same conditions as other dahlias so don't think I got it wrong.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Ian

One of the tubers failed to sprout but the other two have provided a glowing display with their sunset colours. The dark foliage has been problematic at times,turning a powdery grey but at least in pots one can move them around to find the best location.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Angela

This took ages to get going and is still a small plant. I am hoping it will come good in late summer (all my other dahlias are already flowering). I manage to keep dahlias in the ground over winter so I hope this one will really come into its own next year.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Linden

As with my other dahlia reviews, slugs and snails got these this year so i've had very little to show for months of nurturing them in the green house.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Janet

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Alison

Only one out of the three grew, was sent replacements but these are very weak and still only about 6 inches tall

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Kay

Healthy and looks good . Plenty of flowers.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jane

Failed has not appeared at all after planting.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Anna

Great service, quick delivery, healthy tubers, flowering nicely now, especially Bishop of Llandaff, beautiful

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Jane

Love this dahlia - ......

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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 Angela

It arrived promptly and well packaged. It has grown steadily and now looks a treat

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Marion

After having a disaster with the first tuber you immediately sent me a replacement which I am pleased to say is flourishing.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Carolyn

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by David

Plants growing well in large terracotta pot - lots of flowers. However, one plant (similar size to the other two) has yellow flowers - presumably 'Happy Single Party'.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Lorraine

Arrived in excellent condition, has flowered , unfortunately despite my best efforts ( lifting and placing with barrier plants)he slugs have taken half the plant 😥

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Christine

It will make you smile when walking by it. Once I had the snails sorted out it looks great.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Sarah

First tuber failed to grow . Fortunately with such excellent customer service at Sarah Raven I had a replacement. Many thanks indeed

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Callie

Such a glorious plant - new favourite

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Judi

Healthy plant, lovely blooms