Dahlia 'Freya's Paso Doble'
Dahlia 'Freya's Paso Doble'
Dahlia 'Freya's Paso Doble'
Dahlia 'Freya's Paso Doble'
Dahlia 'Freya's Paso Doble'
Dahlia 'Freya's Paso Doble'
Dahlia 'Freya's Paso Doble'
Dahlia 'Freya's Paso Doble'

Dahlia 'Freya's Paso Doble'

Dahlia 'Freya's Paso Doble'

1 tuber — £2.38

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Description

You'll be wowed by this Dahlia, even from a hundred metres away! Dahlia 'Freya's Paso Doble' is one of the increasingly popular anemone-flowered varieties. In mid- to late summer, its buds open into stunning blooms, comprising wide, outer petals of bright white fading to lemon at the base, and a central boss of rich, golden yellow tubular petals. When fully open, blooms are around 12cm across. They'll make a beautiful display in sunny borders, or deep patio containers. Flowers will keep appearing until the first frosts of autumn. At the peak of its flowering, the recently-introduced Dahlia 'Freya's Paso Doble' will reach 100-120cm in height.

It has been known for anemone-flowered dahlias to fool many into thinking they are looking at a completely different flower. However, the sheer brilliance of the white and yellow colourings of this variety make it stand out from the rest. In fact, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) thinks so highly of Dahlia 'Freya's Paso Doble' that it awarded it the special Award of Garden Merit (AGM). So, for superior garden performance—and not forgetting that this Dahlia will also make a very fine cut flower—look no further.

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has given 120+ Dahlia cultivars an Award of Garden Merit, noting them as particularly garden worthy.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Attractive to wildlife

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • RHS Award (AGM)

  • May need winter cover

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Dahlia 'Freya's Paso Doble' (Anem)

  • Flower colour

    White, lemon yellow

  • 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

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Useful information

    • Dahlia 'Freya's Paso Doble' 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 'Freya's Paso Doble' 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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