Dahlia 'Café au Lait'

decorative dahlia tuber

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1 tuber £3.99
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3 tubers £11.97 £9.99
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Buy Dahlia 'Café au Lait' decorative dahlia tuber: Super-sized, dreamy-coloured flowers

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: half hardy (may need winter protection)

    The flower colour of this gorgeous, decorative dahlia is hard to describe, but imagine rich cream with a big dollop of peachy-pink and you will get the idea. However the colour is described, the flowers are lush and lovely. They can grow up to 25cm across, so will make a pretty spectacular display in the border, or when cut and placed in a vase.

  • Garden care: Dahlia tubers can be planted outside after frost, or started off in pots under glass in late winter to early spring. Plant them horizontally approximately 12cm deep, making sure the ‘eyes’ are uppermost. Allow enough room between each tuber so the plants can grow and spread to their full size without being over-crowded. While in growth, provide a high-nitrogen liquid feed each week in June, then a high-potash fertiliser each week from July to September. Stake with canes or brushwood if it becomes necessary. In mild areas, leave them in situ over winter, but protect the crown with a generous layer of dry mulch. In colder areas, carefully lift and clean the tubers once the first frosts have blackened the foliage and allow them to dry naturally indoors. Then place the dry tubers in a shallow tray, just covered with slightly moist potting compost, sand or vermiculite and store in a frost-free place until planting out again.

  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs
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I would like to buy this again

3

Gorgeous huge flowers but colour was not as ordered

Susie cream cheese

Torquay

All my purchases are flourishing!

5

I ordered three dahlias and three lovely healthy tubers arrived. All have flourished and done really well as I would expect from a crocus product.

Gardening Cat

London

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I would buy this product again , beautiful large dahlia.

5

Good for borders,show stopper plant.

Snowdrop

Bristol

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Cafe au Lait- The Queen of Dahlias!

5

Beautiful healthy Dahlias. CAL didn't disappoint.. great for my Dahlia bed and for cut flowers.

Bobblesbonbon

Salisbury

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A stunning addition to the border

5

These are large dahlias as are the flowers. They're a beautiful colour with petals that become lighter towards the edge.

MK Dylan

Milton Keynes

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The dahlia arrived well packed.

5

Had wanted this dahlia to add some later colour to my garden and was not disappointed.Beautiful large heads which were greatly admired by everyone. I have stored it away for the winter and hope for more success next year.

Mumbo

Swindon

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Dahlias are underrated!

5

Loved this Dahlia. I hope it will come up next year again. Benefits from lots of fertilizer.

Plantswoman

Gloucestershire

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Beautiful, subtle Dahlia

5

Beautiful dahlia. Huge head. Took a while to get started as the weather was cold last year in May and June and I didn't have a greenhouse, but once it got going - stunning. Remember to pinch it out to create a bushier plant. I let mine get too leggy. Does need support

Sarah

Northamptonshire

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Spectacular multiple blooms

5

This produced so many blooms some of them tea plate size. Put plenty of support in place as the blooms are heavy.

Paula75cooking

Surrey

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Amazing dahlia

5

A beautiful dahlia with very large and spectacular creamy flower heads. I grew it in a large pot this year as was not sure what it would be like! I've dug it up and will replant in my border next summer - hopefully taking some cuttings. It's a big plant and needs staking as the flowers are huge and need support.

Dahlia fan

Southern UK

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