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I love a William Morris wallpaper, and with these dahlias, I had one in my garden last year. They flowered July-November. Unbeatable.

Please note, if you have bought this collection before, you will notice that Dahlia 'Labyrinth' has been replaced with Dahlia 'Fairway Spur' due to crop failure.

This collection contains:

  • Dahlia 'Bacardi'
  • Dahlia 'Fairway Spur'
  • Dahlia 'Totally Tangerine'
    • 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.

      This can be gift wrapped in our exclusive hessian sack, with ribbon and a Sarah Raven gift card. You will be able to add this to your basket once you begin the checkout process. To add a gift message to your order, simply fill out the details at the delivery stage of the checkout.

      Please note: only items which are showing ‘in stock’ can be gift wrapped.

Genus Dahlia
Group/Species Anemone Group,

Centre compromises of dense elongated tubes rather than a disc. The outer parts have one or more rings of flattened petals. Click here for more information about dahlia groups.

Decorative Group

Broad and flat petals, normally bluntly pointed, with no central disc showing. Click here for more information about dahlia groups.

Variety Bacardi, Fairway Spur, Totally Tangerine
Type Tender Perennial Tuber
Common Name Dahlia
Border Position Container, Middle
Bulb Size I
Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 1.2m (3ft 11in)
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
Understanding dahlia groups

A list of the different dahlia groups, along with some classification info and an example of a variety in each group.

History of the dahlia

First discovered by Aztec Indians and used for food and medicine, this tuber has an interesting history of cultivation.

Growing dahlias in pots

Sarah shows you her favourite dahlia varieties for pots, and gives you some tips on how to grow them successfully.

Planting up your dahlia tubers

In this video Sarah shows you how to plant up your dahlia tubers.

How to plant and grow dahlia tubers

Find out how to grow strong, healthy dahlias this spring – how to plant, look after and overwinter them, and what to do with your bulbs when...

How to overwinter dahlia tubers

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

Sublime dark dahlia flower arrangement

Sarah shows you how to make a gorgeous large arrangement of dahlias.

Planting narcissi bulbs with dahlias

Have a beautiful display of flowers in your garden from March to the first frosts with this simple planting technique.

New favourite dahlia arrangement

Sarah shows you how to make a quick arrangement of colourful dahlias.

How to take dahlia cuttings

Watch and learn how to take dahlia cuttings – turn 1 tuber into 10.


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

Plant Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 2-3 weeks for delivery.

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William Morris Dahlia Collection reviews

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Beautiful dahlias

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Reviewed 16th August 2018 by Sarah Jones

I ordered these as tubers relatively late at the end of May 2018. After only 10 days in a pot of compost they'd already sprouted and I moved them to the garden. Now it's 16th August and all three are going strong and producing lots of flowers. I'd really recommend this collection for being healthy, reliable and low-maintenance.

Bacardi and Labyrinth not thriving

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Reviewed 3rd July 2018 by Villu Lukk

Tubers arrived visually healthy, 2 of each. They were planted to the ground early May. Only 'Totally Tangerine' is growing well and is about to bloom now. 'Bacardi' and 'Labyrinth' are very weak plants, barely growing. One tuber of each cultivar never sprouted. Guess the William Morris Dahlia Collection display will be totally tangerine this year as the name of thriving plants suggest.

Will be a great Summer Trio...

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Reviewed 27th June 2018 by Stevie Gavin

The Bacardi is stunning, The Totally tangerine is just coming into flower and looks equally as beautiful. Unfortunately the Labrynth did nothing at all which was a real shame as its the one i really wanted! However Im still looking forward to a good summer display!

Bacardi is yellow!

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Reviewed 4th June 2018 by Sarah Cliff

I bought the set of six, two of each. Three are already out. One of the Bacardi plants has bright yellow flowers! The other Barardi is true to type, along with Totally Tangerine. Disapointing not to have a matching set in one corner. The yellow is quite an eyesore.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Hello Sarah, thank you for taking the time to leave a review.
We're very sorry to hear that one of your Bacardi dahlias has flowered incorrectly, and understand your disappointment. We take matters of incorrect flowering very seriously, and will pass this information on to the suppliers.
I understand that our Customer Service Team have been in contact regarding this matter, and hope that the outcome was satisfactory.
Our apologies once again,
The Sarah Raven Team"

Posted 6th June 2018

William Morris dahlia collection

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Reviewed 4th September 2017 by Toni Abram

I purchased these dahlias for my mum as a Mother's Day present in 2017 but was taken with them myself also, so later ordered some for me.

We both began by planting them in medium sized pots and did not water them until they began to shoot. When they had some growth on, we transferred the three plants to larger pots, beween 12 - 14 inches wide, to which we added garden canes, 190cm in height I think, with cane toppers to form a wigwam for the dahlias to grow up.

All three varieties flowered for both of us, giving masses of flowers despite the wet summer and there were enough flowers for cutting and having on the kitchen window too. The plants grew at different rates, with Barcardi growing fast, Tangerine growing a little slower and Labryinth definitely taking its time. The latter was spectacular and like nothing I have ever grown in my garden before but dahlia Tangerine was my particular favourite and I would love to grow this again.

Thank you Sarah Raven.

Toni in Chester

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Hello Toni,

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, we are thrilled to hear that this collection performed so well for you and your mum!

Best wishes,
The Sarah Raven Team"

Posted 4th September 2017

Growing William Morris

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Reviewed 18th August 2017 by Glynne williams

Great dahlias and new to me (which is good at my age!) Big Mistake though as I decided to plant all three in same pot to ensure I could keep them safely overwinter in warmed conservatory. Although your photo has them in the same bunch they actually grow differently - Baccardi very fecund for example. Next year I'll keep their cuttings separate! They'll be in ground or pots along with others I'll buy from you!

William Morris collection

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Reviewed 30th July 2017 by S.Howgill

All three varieties have grown well,butLabyrinth has yet to flower a few buds at present It seems a pity they are not in bloom at the same time.All planted at the same time in a row so no difference in cultivation the other two have been flowering for weeks .keen to pick my mixed bunch.

Failure of Bacardi

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Reviewed 13th July 2016 by Rachel Silber

All 6 tubers delivered were rather small but had visible buds. I planted them all in the same compost, They all came into growth but after a few weeks it was obvious that Bacardi was not thriving. The tubers had rotted. The others are growing well and now beginning to flower. Not satisfactory.

Reply from the Sarah Raven Team:

"Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry to hear that you have experienced disappointing results from the Bacardi Dahlia tubers. Tubers rotting in the pots is a sign of over watering and some tubers are more susceptible to this than others, which would explain why some have thrived and some haven't. We would recommend watering them less next spring at least initially whilst they are setting down roots and haven't yet sprouted. If you contact our customer service team on 0345 092 0283 or by email at info@sarahraven.com, they will happily arrange for replacement tubers to be sent to you in the spring or alternatively, arrange for a full refund for those tubers that failed. Apologies again for the disappointment caused."

Posted 15th July 2016