Dahlia 'Wizard of Oz'

Soft, simple and sweet, this looks great in a patch of white, silver and green. More
1 tuber 229282-1 £3.95 Delivery late February
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3 tubers 229282-3 £7.50 Delivery late February
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3 litre plant 190522-3L £9.95 Delivery late May
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Soft, simple and sweet, this looks great in a patch of white, silver and green.

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 Wizard of Oz
Type Tender Perennial Tuber
Border Position Middle
Bulb Size 1
Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 80cm (32in)
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
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beautiful, beautiful flowers

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Reviewed 4th August 2017 by Pauline Murphy

The young plants did have trouble with slugs, but they recovered with care, and when the flowers finally appeared I fell in love. I had avoided this style of dahlia in the past, as i thought they were maybe a bit twee, but now I have become a bit obsessed; the perfect, complex geometry of the petals is mesemerising, and the colours in this one are delicate but stunning. I am already looking forward to choosing some for next year.

a bit weak in my hands, other varieties did better

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Reviewed 26th June 2017 by beverley

seemed to attract more slugs, foliage a bit weak, so not good if you're looking for a dense plant

Simply gorgeous!

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Reviewed 19th December 2016 by L Hughes

This beautiful dahlia is the purest soft pink you can imagine without looking pale or 'washed out'. I grow it in a raised bed with lots of other dahlias and peonies all squeezed in together because I have a tiny garden, and even though it went in as a single tuber this year, it shone. The colour is strong enough to captivate and the whole plant is sturdy and bursting with health. Absolutely delightful and highly recommended.

Looks good, attracts slugs!

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Reviewed 25th September 2016 by E Brown

but then the slug problem was inevitable. Plants grew well and are flowering well, but did take a long time to come up even though they were in pots under cover.