Dahlia 'Famoso'
Dahlia 'Famoso'
Dahlia 'Famoso'
Dahlia 'Famoso'
Dahlia 'Famoso'
Dahlia 'Famoso'
Dahlia 'Famoso'
Dahlia 'Famoso'
Dahlia 'Famoso'

Dahlia 'Famoso'

Dahlia 'Famoso'

1 tuber — £4.55

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Description

Relatively low growing, the charming Dahlia 'Famoso' is perfect for a container or the front of a border. We have found it to be one of the earliest to flower, sometimes coming into bloom as early as June. The single, pollinator-friendly flowers of Dahlia 'Famoso' are a delicate, pale lilac, with a fuzzy ring of creamy white miniature petals around a yellow centre. 'Famoso' is an intriguing dahlia, ideal for anyone looking to add a little extra special interest to their garden.  

If you choose to grow Dahlia 'Famoso' in a container, plenty of sunshine and a regular watering and feeding routine are the key to success. Mix a granular, general feed into the compost when initially potting up, then a potassium-rich liquid feed (to boost flowering) once a week from July to September. Regular deadheading will also result in a longer, harder flowering period. 

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • May need winter cover

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Dahlia 'Famoso'

  • Flower colour

    Lilac pink, creamy 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
    Wildlife 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

    Yes

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

    • Dahlia 'Famoso' 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 'Famoso' 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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