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Dahlia 'Downham Royal' | Sarah Raven

Dahlia 'Downham Royal'

Dahlia 'Downham Royal' is a neat, small-flowered dahlia the perfect size for hand-tied bunches and mixed arrangements.
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1 x 3 litre pot

1 tuber (229126-1)

2 tubers (229126-2)

3 tubers (229126-3)

Delivery:

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Direct Sow/ Plant Out
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Tender Perennial
Position
Cutting Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - November
Height
1.2m (4ft)
Group/Species
Ball Group
Common name
Dahlia
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
75cm (30in)
Cultivation
Pot up undercover in spring, place somewhere light and frost-free and keep moist. Pinch out growing tips at 20cm and plant out after last frosts. Alternatively plant straight into the ground when the frosts are nearly over.

Description

A neat, small-flowered dahlia the perfect size for hand-tied bunches and mixed arrangements. It's a lovely rich Cardinal purple. I've now grown 'Downham Royal' for years and love it for picking.

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.

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.