Cactus & Semi-Cactus
With unusual appearance and wonderful colours, Cactus & Semi-Cactus Dahlias are the perfect choice for the garden border. Will increase if left undisturbed.
Dahlia 'Blue Diamond' is a rare gem indeed. The violet hue of this bloom resembles the enchanting eyes of the iconic actress Elizabeth Taylor, commanding the attention of onlookers. Just as Taylor was famous for her extensive jewellery collection, this hard-to-find dahlia variety will be a valuable addition to your botanical collection. The cactus-type, elongated petals taper gracefully, evoking a Hollywood elegance. The flowers are poised on tall, sturdy stems amongst lush, verdant foliage. Producing plentiful blooms from July until the first frosts, this floral treasure will soon become the jewel in the crown of your garden.
Dahlia ‘Colour Spectacle’ is a fine and distinct sight when in spectacular full bloom.
From July onwards, the huge orange flowers open up from tight green buds. Gently undulating, velvet petals of tangerine and burnt-orange, appear frost-nipped at their pointed tips.
Mix with white, purple and orange shades, for a dazzling summer display. The blooms will alight the middle or back of a large border and are perfect for cutting and filling vases with colour and form.
Like a radiant beam of light, dahlia 'Electric Light' will bring a flash of exhilarating colour to your garden. Each pointed petal is a burst of brilliant white, edged with deep cerise pink. Borne on tall, sturdy stems, these dazzling blooms will create a mesmerising spectacle amongst beds and borders. Flowering prolifically throughout the summer and autumn months, this vigorous plant radiates energy. Treat yourself to handfuls of blooms to create exciting floral arrangements in your home. ‘Electric Light’ will ignite your indoor and outdoor space with its striking presence.
Like a spectacular November firework, dahlia ‘Gold Crown’ radiates flashes of glowing colour as it bursts open.
Golden, yellow-orange flowers bloom in abundance over several months. Pick the long stems for cutting and adding to bouquets and arrangements.
The interesting, spiky forms of cactus dahlias look fabulous grown next to the rounder ball, or decorative dahlias. We think ‘Gold Crown’ is striking against deep-red ‘Natal’, and rich-fuchsia ‘Thomas A. Edison’ for contrast.
The sea urchin-like, bright yellow blooms of dahlia ‘Kennemerland’ are sure to bring a fun and colourful vibe to your summer garden.
A splash of yellow is so often overlooked when choosing plants, yet it uplifts and elevates a planting scheme beautifully. The illuminating tones enhance neighbouring plants, particularly white and purple hues.
This spiky, textural dahlia will bloom with vigour, all summer long.
A wonderful, vibrant flower for cutting and adding zest to bouquets and seasonal flower arrangements.
This is a beautiful dark burgundy-red, semi-cactus dahlia.
‘Nuit d’Ete’ features deliciously rich, almost-black, recurved velvet petals. Standing proudly on tall stems in the garden, the blooms look brooding and dramatic, flowering from July until first frosts.
Lush green foliage naturally enhances the sumptuous red blooms.
Plant next to soft apricot and pink tones for a contrasting display, and creatively mix the shapes of dahlias in the border for maximum impact.
A starburst of shocking pink and magenta spiked petals.
Popular, berry-toned dahlia ‘Orfeo’ looks sublime when arranged or grown next to bright orange flowers and rich maroon shades.
Plant in large garden borders and deep containers for a generous peppering of eye-catching, characterful blooms. The striking flowers are perfect for cutting and adding shape and drama to bouquets and arrangements.
Blooms from July until first frosts, adding texture and colour to carry your garden from summer until late autumn.
An undisputed favourite of keen gardeners and cut-flower enthusiasts alike, dahlia ‘Preference’ holds irresistible charm. The pointed petals are arrayed in a multi-layered sunburst, blushing with tones of peachy pink and soft apricot. These versatile hues harmonise effortlessly with any colour scheme, from soft pastels to sizzling hot borders. Prized for its prolific performance, buds burst forth in lavish abundance from the peak of summer until the first frosts. There will be flowers aplenty for cutting and filling vases around your home, with strong, elegant stems showcasing the cactus-form blooms. ‘Preference’ offers transformative beauty to your summer and autumn displays.
Capturing the bright effervescence of its namesake, dahlia ‘Shooting Star’ captivates with gleaming brilliance. Luminous, pale-yellow blooms are laced with lilac tips, shimmering with the opalescent beauty of a moonstone. Layers of quilled petals radiate outwards like a many-pointed star. Bountiful blooms and long stems make this variety superb as a cut flower, bringing a celestial elegance to arrangements and bouquets. Whilst a shooting star may only bring fleeting beauty, this eponymous dahlia prevails throughout summer until the first frosts. A stellar addition to your garden, the radiant blooms will brighten your beds and borders, just as the constellations illuminate the night sky.
Intricate, starburst blooms of bright red and yellow make dahlia ‘Vuurvogel’ an unmissable choice for colourful summer borders. Blooming from July, until first frosts, this bi-coloured beauty adorns your garden from summer, into autumn.
Pineapple-yellow converges with crimson, halfway along the curved, tubular petals, creating unique, ruffled blooms.
Pick, or deadhead the flowers regularly, to ensure a long-lasting, vibrant display.
The name of this cheerful, two-tone dahlia translates as ‘firebird’ – a name which sums up the fiery, feathered blooms perfectly.
Floaty, feathery, sea anemone-like dahlia ‘White Star’ is a textural and elegant plant, suited to any garden - befitting both contemporary gardens, as well as traditional mixed planting schemes.
A mass of twisting, slim, ivory petals constitute each impressive flower. Bursting forth into bloom from July, and flowering over an exceptionally long season.
The ruffled flowerheads are tinted a warm shade of clotted cream towards the centre of each bloom.
This graceful dahlia is also excellent for cutting and adds softness to floral arrangements; especially loved by florists for weddings.
Our Cactus & Semi-Cactus Mixture of dahlia tubers contains an exuberant blend of bright, textured dahlias.
The spiky formations of cactus dahlias add interest and structure to garden borders during the summer and autumn months. The more compact varieties are suitable for container planting, and all are excellent for cutting.
Flowering from July until first frosts, dahlias are well known for blooming prolifically. Keep picking the stems to enjoy the magnificent blooms indoors, or deadhead spent flowerheads often for a radiant and long-lasting show.