Dahlia 'Burlesca'

One of my new-found favourite dahlias which I jumped on in a huge dahlia trial field in Holland last summer. More
1 tuber 229302-1 £3.95 Delivery late February
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3 tubers 229302-3 £8.50 Delivery late February
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Or buy this as part of our Saipua Dahlia Collection.

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One of my new-found favourite dahlias which I jumped on in a huge dahlia trial field in Holland last summer – like coral in form and colour – it seems to go with everything.

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 Ball Group
Variety Burlesca
Type Tender Perennial Tuber
Common Name Dahlia
Border Position Middle
Bulb Size 1
Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 80cm (31in)
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 - 4 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
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Addicted to Burlesca

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Reviewed 27th January 2018 by Andrea Gough

I bought this as part of one of the collections last year and I absolutely love it. I was addicted to the flowers last year and can't wait to grow and cut it again this year.

Delighted with this plant

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Reviewed 11th September 2017 by Juliet L

I'm so pleased I decided to try Burlesca this season. The flowers are a lovely pinky-red and subtly change in the vase to a bicolour pastel appearance that is difficult to describe. There are plenty of flowers and they keep on coming. A keeper!

Very Pretty Dahlia

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Reviewed 13th June 2017 by Amanda Clothier

Just got my first flowers and they are very beautiful :)