Dahlia 'Labyrinth'

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Well I never thought I'd like this one, but I absolutely love it – like the Queen Mother's hat!

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

For more information on dahlia groups, click here.

Variety Labyrinth
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 1m (39in)
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
How to take dahlia cuttings

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How to overwinter dahlia tubers

Sarah discusses the best options for overwintering dahlias – lifting or mulching.


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

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Dahlia 'Labyrinth' reviews

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Reviewed 28th June 2018 by Louise johnson

I grew labyrinth last year for the first time. A large healthy tuber arrived well packaged in the post and I planted it up. A strong vigorous plant grew and the flowers (although a few weeks after other dahlias - it’s worth the wait) were absolutely stunning. I have planted the tuber again this summer and I’m looking forward to it blooming again.

Dahlia Labyrinth

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Reviewed 30th October 2017 by Kate Bunning

Healthy tuber, bit late to flower up here in North Wales but stunning once it got going. Large flowers with a shape and colour that makes for wonderful flower arrangements.

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Reviewed 30th July 2017 by Diane Holden

A very healthy plant but bright orange with red stripes and not as pictures I've seen on your website. I bought it as part of the coconut ice collection but I think the wrong collection was sent although the names on the individual packets were as ordered.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your feedback.

We're so sorry to hear that your collection did not flower as expected. Please do contact our Customer Service Team on 0345 092 0283 or info@sarahraven.com and they will be happy to discuss this further if you wish. We take matters of incorrect flowering very seriously and can only apologise that you have not received what was advertised.

Kind regards,
The Sarah Raven Team"

Posted 31st July 2017

Labrynth Dahlia

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Reviewed 4th July 2017 by Sally Noakes

I had great results with this in a large pot last year but sadly this year , flowers are stunted and leaves turning yellow. I wonder why. Could it be overwatering ?

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your feedback.
We are sorry to hear that your dahlia isn't performing well.
Please do contact our Customer Services Team who will be happy to help you and offer advice."

Posted 6th July 2017

stunning dahlia

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Reviewed 4th April 2017 by Tracy Medhurst

Bought 3 last year which all flowered really well . The flowers are stunning and last well. Really healthy plants too.

Beautiful flowers

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Reviewed 8th January 2017 by Janet Kelly

Gorgeous flowers great for cutting best of the 12 tubers I grew last year

Amazing flowers, healthy plant!

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Reviewed 11th July 2016 by Jemma Kennedy-Bruyneels

The photo does not do this dahlia justice. The colour of the flower blends well with so many colours for cutting or simply looks stunning on its own. I also like the unusual shape. The tuber was planted with 14 other tubers early March and is one of the first to flower with Gerrie Hoek. Both plants are strong and healthy and are bigger than the cheaper tubers I purchased from elsewhere.