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Dahlia 'Akita'

Half-hardy Tuber

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Burnt orange petals with red and yellow highlights

Adds a bright splash of colour to patio pots

Grows to a manageable height of 1 metre

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Burnt orange petals with red and yellow highlights form the large blooms of this decorative dahlia. The long lasting flowers stand proudly on sturdy stems throughout summer and continue well into autumn. Dahlia ‘Akita’ grows to a manageable height of 1 metre making it perfect for dotting throughout sunny borders or adding a bright splash of colour to patio pots. You can even cut some for an exotic looking flower arrangement indoors. Height: 100cm (39"). Spread: 50cm (20"). Supplied as tubers.

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How to grow Dahlias


Culinary information: All dahlia flowers and tubers are edible. The flavours and textures can vary greatly depending on the soil and conditions in which they were grown. Flavours range from water chestnut through to a spicy apple or even carrot. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Height Up to 100cm (40in)
Spread Up to 50cm (20in)

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Flowering Months


6 dahlia tubers (KB9405)
3 dahlia tubers (KB9404)
1 dahlia tuber (KB4023)

Plant dahlia tubers outdoors in borders and patio containers during april after all risk of frost has passed. Choose a sunny position in moist well drained soil. Prepare the soil by digging in plenty of well rotted manure or compost. Plant tubers at a depth of 15cm (6") and 60 cm (25") apart. Water well. Alternatively, start tubers into growth in pots of compost in a frost free greenhouse. Transplant them into their final positions outdoors in June.
Feed and water regularly throughout the growing season. Pinch out the growing tip of each young stem to encourage bushier growth and more flowers. Taller varieties may require staking with garden canes to support their tall stems. Deadhead faded dahlia flowers to encourage more blooms to be produced. With the first autumn frosts, remove tubers from their positions and trim away old stems to 5cm above the tuber. Clean any remaining soil from the tubers and store over winter in peat or sand, in a cool but frost free position. Replant tubers the following spring for another spectacular display!

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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