Dahlia 'Café au Lait Supreme'
Dahlia 'Café au Lait Supreme'
Dahlia 'Café au Lait Supreme'
Dahlia 'Café au Lait Supreme'

Dahlia 'Café au Lait Supreme'

Dahlia 'Café au Lait Supreme'

1 tuber — £2.63

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You can expect your order in March 2024

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Description

You would be hard-pressed to find a larger pure white flower for the garden, than that offered by Dahlia 'Café au Lait Supreme'. A giant decorative dahlia, its flowers are up to 20-25cm across, and they are as white as white can be. They start to appear in mid-summer, and they carry on coming until the first frosts of autumn. Fleshy, glossy, dark green leaves set off beautifully the brilliance of the flowers. A tuberous-rooted perennial, Dahlia 'Café au Lait Supreme' will reach a height of 100-120cm.

Dahlia 'Café au Lait Supreme' will provide stunning white highlights to seasonal borders or mixed garden beds. It is equally useful on an allotment or in a cutting garden—as these dahlia flowers are exceptionally good for the vase. Just make sure, wherever you grow this dahlia, that it has room to spread and show off its huge flowers to best advantage.

Dahlia 'Café au Lait Supreme' is the white sister plant to the long-established and fashionable Dahlia 'Café au Lait' (pinkish cream and tan), and the more recent Dahlia 'Café au Lait Rosé' (deep pink). We expect ‘Supreme’ to be another highly popular dahlia.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • May need winter cover

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Dahlia 'Café au Lait Supreme'

  • Flower colour

    Cream, white

  • Tuber size

    1

  • Established height

    70cm-1m

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    5 tubers per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Half hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Coastal gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Dahlia 'Café au Lait Supreme' is half hardy, which means that it should be kept frost free over winter and during spring.

    • For best results, start your dahlia tubers in temporary pots in a
      greenhouse in March or April to grow on to transplant outside later in the season—this will give them a head start.

    • Alternatively, you can plant the Dahlia 'Café au Lait Supreme' tubers directly outside in May.

    • Plant with the stump of last year's stem facing upwards. The tuber should be fully submerged but with the stump just below the soil surface.

    • Plant one tuber per 8-10" pot if growing on during spring. When
      planting outside, space the tubers around 30-50cm apart from each other. Compact varieties don’t need so much space.

    • Water-in thoroughly after planting and continue to water regularly once in full growth, but only when the soil appears to be nearly dry.

    Read all planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

Dahlias in 60 seconds

Dahlias like full sun and a free-draining soil, and should be lifted and stored in winter, or at least protected with peat or straw. Dahlia flowers can range from 5 to 25cm in diameter and those magnificent larger-flowering dahlias might appreciate a little extra support with canes!

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