Dahlias are herbaceous tuberous perennials plants that are native mainly in Mexico, but also in Central America, and Colombia where they grow wild on hillsides.
Dahlias provide great colour in the garden from summer through to autumn and come in a huge variety of colours and flower forms such as cactus, colarette, decorative and pompon. Sunlight is important for dahlia growth and for maximum flower production, so plant them in a sunny spot. Dahlias grow best in rich well-drained soil so work in some organic matter to your soil if need be.
Patio Dahlias are ideal for containers as they have been bred to remain compact and flower prolifically. Place them where they will receive full sun and keep well watered in summer. Dahlias make great cut flowers and dead heading will encourage them to re-bloom.
A beautiful Dahlia with blooms of deep crimson with an attractive, pale collar of central petals. Flowers from early summer right to the first frosts. Perfect for pot or container on the patio or as a flowering feature piece in the garden. A shorter grower with sturdy stems. Deciduous.
Flower Colour: Deep Crimson Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 50cm x 50cm
Another stunner from Dr Keith Hammet. Striking deep mahogany to black filagree foliage. From summer through to autumn stems of single pink and white striped blooms with a dark central zone complete the picture. Plant in a sunny spot with protection from harsh frost. Perennial. PVR.
Flower Colour: Pink / White Habit: Multiplying Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 80cm x 60cm
Fabulous, filigree foliage in deep mahogany black topped off with stems of vibrant, fire-red blooms from summer through to autumn. Simply stunning in full flower. Plant in a sunny spot in nice rich soil with protection from harsh frost. Perennial. PVR DAH020.
This Dr Keith Hammett bred Dahlia is AKA Dark Side of the Sun. Dead head regularly to ensure maximum flower power.
Flower Colour: Red Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 80cm x 60cm
Deep mahogany-black filigree foliage and stems of brightest pink blooms make a stunning statement from summer through to autumn. Bred by Dr Keith Hammet. A bold plant for the border or perhaps a container. Happy in the sun in rich soil with protection from harsh frost. Perennial. PVR. DAH021.
Dead head regularly for maximum flower power. Winter dormant. AKA Dark Side of the Sun.
Flower Colour: Pink Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 60cm
Strong stems of luminous yellow blooms will dazzle and delight you from summer to autumn. Set against deep mahogany black filigree foliage this Dahlia is simply stunning full flower. Happiest in the sun with rich soil and protection from harsh frost. Perennial. PVR DAH015.
Bred in NZ by Dr Keith Hammett these tall growing Dahlias are a great addition to the garden. With regular dead heading they just keep on producing more and more flowers. Winter dormant.
Flower Colour: Yellow Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 60cm
This stunning Dahlia is well named as it certainly will sparkle in the garden in summer months. The deep maroon-black, divided foliage is offset by stems of single, vivid pink blooms with a yellow eye. Plant in the sun and dead-head to encourage re-bloom. Perennial. PVR.
Flower Colour: Pink / Yellow Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 60cm