Decorative Dahlias offer a wonderful range of colours with large flower heads and will multiply, if left undisturbed, in a sunny sheltered position.
A profuse bloomer, dahlia ‘Arabian Night’ bears masses of deep maroon flowers from July until first frosts, atop tall, straight stems.
Depending on the light and time of year, the velvety petals range from almost-black, to crimson-red with a glowing magenta wash.
Deadhead spent flowers, or better still, pick the stems to enjoy as cut flowers and you will promote new buds to form continuously through the season.
Looks fabulous in a border with airy sanguisorba and jewel-toned dahlias at a variety of heights.
Unbelievably beautiful dahlia ’Evanah’ reminds us of a perfect, pink waterlily.
The lavish flowers bring an effortlessly elegant feel to the garden, with layers of lilac-pink suffused, soft white petals.
Gorgeous as a cut flower. Use as a focal bloom in arrangements, or arrange as a huge, ruffled mass of sugary pink and white in a large vase.
Flowers last well, both on the plant and in water. Cut or deadhead regularly for a stream of enchanting blooms until late autumn.
Evocative of balmy days, Victoria sponge cakes and summer fêtes, dahlia ‘Garden Jubilee’ calls for celebration. With neat, rounded heads and warm orange petals, this delightful variety is a cheerful invitation to celebrate life's simple pleasures. The floral festivities continue from the middle of summer into late autumn, prolonging the party until the first frosts. Harvest these convivial blooms and bring their contagious merriment indoors – the stems make wonderful cut flowers with a good vase life. No need to string out the bunting –your garden will become a perpetual summer jamboree when adorned with ‘Garden Jubilee’.
The blooms of dahlia ‘Golden Emblem’ gleam like newly minted coins, their gilded petals glowing in the sunshine. A spectacular sight in beds and borders, these showy flowers are produced in abundance from the height of summer until late autumn. This decorative variety is made of voluminous layers of silken, curved petals, creating a fascinating form. The majestic flowers are held aloft on elongated stems above verdant, bushy foliage. Snip a few stems to arrange in a vase and brighten your home with their radiant demeanour. Perfect for adding richness and lustre to your late-season display, ‘Golden Emblem’ is a treasure trove of vibrant colour.
Happy Go Lucky
Dahlia ‘Happy Go Lucky’ features large blooms of soft apricot-yellow, with touches of maroon towards the flower centres.
Plant these tall dahlias towards the middle or back of the border for a large sweep of warm and sunny colour. The flowers will bloom in profusion from July until the first frosts.
Looks beautiful growing amongst watermelon-pink shades, rich reds and tall, lush foliage.
Dahlia ‘Happy Go Lucky’ is also excellent as a cut flower, supplying you with ample eye-catching blooms over a prolonged period.
Few white dahlias can compare to the chic beauty of decorative ‘Le Castel’. Glorious, large flowerheads of snow-white sometimes appear flushed with blushing pink as they gracefully age.
Deep green foliage and dark stems enhance the clarity of these magnificent blooms.
Effortlessly stylish in a simple green and white planting scheme, flowering from midsummer until first frost in late autumn.
The waterlily-like flowers are brilliant for cutting and are often used by florists for wedding work.
Named after the Dutch modern painter Piet Mondrian, dahlia ‘Mondriaan’ brings the essence of the artist’s studio into your garden. Famous for his bold, abstract works, Mondrian also painted over 150 naturalistic depictions of flowers. He was fascinated by their structure – this eponymous decorative dahlia makes it easy to see why, with many layers of petals arranged in a mesmerising pattern. The stunning blooms are daubed with brush strokes of pink, yellow and lilac, produced continually from July until the first frost. Transform your garden into a gallery, where avant-garde art meets nature in an exciting exhibition of colour and form.
Introducing dahlia ‘Red Mylene’, a floral femme fatale exuding sophistication and drama. Her presence is a botanical crescendo in the garden, turning heads and snaring hearts. Bedecked in velvety, pillar box red, the decorative-type blooms are packed with layers of plush petals. Flowering from July until October, this scarlet-clad diva demands attention and admiration amongst beds and borders. This variety will also provide a continuous supply of cut flowers to make a striking impact in your home. Add theatrical flair to your late summertime display with the ravishing blooms of dahlia ‘Red Mylene’.
The tempting, strawberry bonbon blooms of dahlia ‘Rosella’ will make you feel like an eager child in a sweetshop. Layers of bubble-gum and candyfloss pink petals are neatly arranged within the large heads, bobbing above lush green foliage. This free-flowering variety will be packed with blooms from July until the first frosts. Do not hesitate to pick handfuls of the long, strong stems to fill bouquets and arrangements – the more you cut, the more they come. A delectable treat for your garden, ‘Rosella’ will cause a sweet sensation amongst beds and borders.
Thomas A. Edison
A luxurious, purple dahlia – ‘Thomas A. Edison’ bears bountiful, rich velvet blooms over several months.
Petal edges lighten at their borders, making the opulent blooms look breath-taking when backlit with sunshine.
The huge flowerheads are impactful, both in the garden and in flower arrangements. Tall, sturdy stems hold the fully-double flowers proud and upright in the border.
A wonderful dahlia for cutting and adding a vivid ruffle of texture to large-scale displays.
Combine with gemstone colours, such as ruby, amber and amethyst for a rich display.
Like the heroic masked vigilante after whom this dahlia is named, ‘Zorro’ is sure to set hearts racing. Whilst the fictional character is famed for his black clothing and wide-brimmed hat, the floral counterpart is clad with enormous flower heads set against chocolate foliage. Tall, dark, and handsome, the enormous crimson blooms of this decorative variety are a thrilling sight amongst beds and borders. The daringly large flowers and sturdy stems also make this an exceptional variety for cutting and exhibiting. Flowering from July to October, ‘Zorro’ will cut a fine figure in your late season display.
A wonderful medley of decorative dahlia varieties. This collection contains top-sized tubers which will produce magnificent blooms in beautiful shades, and a variety of plant sizes.
Plant the tubers in late spring to create a colourful tapestry of long-lasting colour.
The flowers bloom from July until first frosts in late autumn. Keep picking the stems to add to floral arrangements, or deadhead spent flowers to encourage buds to form.
Within this carefully chosen mix are all reliable, named varieties of decorative large and waterlily dahlias.