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Genus of about 30 species (and some 20,000 cultivars predominantly derived from D. pinnata and D. coccinea) of bushy, usually tuberous-rooted perennials from mountainous areas of Mexico and Central America.
Late-flowering so provide colour when other flowers are past their best.
Single varieties attract insects.
HerbaceousEarly in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowLate-flowering deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. Wildlife plant (single forms) - insects.
To buy small dahlia cuttings or to learn more about dahlias, visit the National Dahlia CollectionPests & DiseasesSlugs, earwigs, caterpillars. Prone to powdery mildew, mosaic virus.Place of originMexico, Central America
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soilHumus-rich.
- Dividing Herbaceous Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Spring Planting Osteospermums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing Summer Perennials - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dividing summer flowering Hemerocallis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Summer propagation - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Self-seeding aquilegia - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Supporting Plants - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading meconopsis - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Dead heading Delphiniums - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Feeding herbaceous peonies - Video Tip ondemand_video
- Overpotting Problems - Video Tip ondemand_video
Buy Varieties of DAHLIA
Decorative form. Crimson red
Peony form. Purple foliage, semi-double scarlet flowers
Dwarf form. Large bright yellow ribbed, sunflower-like blooms with prominent orange centres. Black lacquered foliage
Dwarf form. Bronze foliage and single, orange-yellow flowers with a red centre
Dwarf form. Shocking magenta single pink with bronzed leaves