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Dahlia 'Dinner Plate' Collection

Colossal flower heads make a dramatic display

Create a spectacular focal point in sunny borders

Make incredible cut flowers

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These large flowered varieties are informally grouped together as Dinnerplate Dahlias – and for good reason. Each spectacular bloom grows up to 30cm (12") across! These magnificent Dahlias produce an unforgettable display of giant blooms in summer, which make irresistible cut flowers. The colossal flower heads are held upon sturdy, upright stems, making a dramatic focal point at the back of borders. Perfect for exotic planting schemes, cut flower gardens, or simply impressing your neighbours!

Dahlia 'Dinner Plate' Collection comprises 1 tuber each of:

  • Dahlia 'AC Dark Horse' – A semi-cactus variety with curled bright pink petals each tipped in dazzling white. Height: 100cm (39"). Spread: 50cm (20").
  • Dahlia 'Akita’ – Burnt orange petals with red and yellow highlights form large blooms. Height: 100cm (39"). Spread: 50cm (20").
  • Dahlia ‘Bodacious’ - Enormous bicolour blooms in shades of hot orange and pale gold bring a tropical feel to borders. Height: 120cm (48"). Spread: 60cm (24").
  • Dahlia ‘Ferncliff Illusion’ – A spectacular variety that amazingly grows over 5ft tall! Height: 160cm (63"). Spread: 60cm (24").
  • Dahlia ‘Wanda's Capella’ – Large buttery yellow blooms that measure up to 30cm (12") diameter. Height: 120cm (48"). Spread: 60cm (24").

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How to grow Dahlias

5 dahlia tubers (KB8674)

Plant Dahlia tubers outdoors in 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 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 dahlias regularly throughout the growing season. While plants are still young, pinch out the growing tip of each stem to encourage bushier growth and masses of flowers. As dahlias develop, the taller varieties will require staking with garden canes to support their stems. Deadhead faded dahlia flowers to encourage more blooms to be produced. With the first autumn frosts, remove tubers from their growing positions and trim away the old stems to 5cm above the tuber. Clean any remaining soil from the tubers and store them over winter in trays of peat or sand, in a cool but frost free position. The tubers can be planted the following spring for another fabulous 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 £5.99.

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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