Dahlia 'American Dawn'

Dahlia 'American Dawn' is a truly beautiful dahlia, strong stemmed and a very special colour – a mix of coral, apricot with purple reverse to the petals – all above dark, rich leaves. More
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Dahlia 'American Dawn' is a truly beautiful dahlia, strong stemmed and a very special colour – a mix of coral, apricot with purple reverse to the petals – all above dark, rich leaves. A real head turner.

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.

Genus Dahlia
Group/Species Decorative Group

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Variety American Dawn
Type Tender Perennial Tuber
Border Position Back, Middle
Bulb Size 1
Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 90cm (36in)
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
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
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Bulb Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 1 week for delivery.

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Stunning

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Reviewed 31st July 2018 by Cynthia Edwards

Don't spend time thinking about this one just buy it! It is gorgeous. The flowers are a beautiful blend of pale tangerine, coffee and burgundy. They are a good size and just keep coming. Just fabulous.

Stunning!

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Reviewed 4th March 2018 by Sarah Hiscock

An absolute beauty in the garden. Not only is the flower stunning but the stems are extremely strong too. I have been complemented on these many times; although I at present have three, I will be ordering more. As always the tubers were large and in great condition - Sarah Raven is always my preferred Dahlia site. Thank you

Dahlias

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Reviewed 14th September 2017 by Nigel williams

Great I purchased dahlia American dawn from you this year.Colour and shading superb,the best dahlia I have grown.People admire it when passing our house.

Absolutely Fabulous !

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Reviewed 27th August 2015 by Jill Monk

These were my first attempt at growing dahlias and were chosen because of their lovely colour. Well, was I in for a surprise! They are far more gorgeous than I could have imagined - huge flowers of the most fabulous colour, and so many of them! I just wish you could see them!

Absolutely gorgeous

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Reviewed 23rd August 2015 by Mrs J Remington

Grew this in my daughter's cutting patch for the first time this year. Pictures of it don't begin to do it justice. The most beautiful flowers and very prolific. Do give it a try you won't regret it.