Dahlia 'Café de Paris'
Dahlia 'Café de Paris'
Dahlia 'Café de Paris'
Dahlia 'Café de Paris'

Dahlia 'Café de Paris'

Dahlia 'Café de Paris'

1 tuber — £4.14

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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 March/April 2024

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

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Description

Introducing what we think may be the next favourite among florists, Dahlia 'Café de Paris' offers the same creamy white and peach colouring as the enduringly popular Dahlia 'Café au Lait', but with added sass and attitude. Whereas its parent has soft, billowing flowers, Dahlia 'Café de Paris' has a sharpened, pointy, extra chic look. We love seeing its huge flowers (a whopping 15cm across) puncture the soft, feathery plumes of Pennisetum 'Hameln'. C'est magnifique!

With sturdy stems and a vase-life of a week or more, the flowers of Dahlia 'Café de Paris' are perfect for arrangements and bouquets. Cutting first thing in the morning or in the evening when moisture levels are high will help your blooms to last longer. And whatever you do don’t feel guilty—the more you pick, the more Dahlia 'Café de Paris' will flower! With regular picking and deadheading you can expect to enjoy blooms from midsummer until autumn. 

Café de Paris is a coffeehouse and restaurant founded in 1868. It’s located on the Place du Casino in Monte Carlo, facing Hôtel de Paris.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • May need winter cover

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Dahlia 'Café de Paris'

  • Flower colour

    Cream, pink

  • Tuber size

    1

  • Established height

    1-1.2m

  • 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 de Paris' 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 de Paris' 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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