Dahlia 'Kick Off'
Dahlia 'Kick Off'
Dahlia 'Kick Off'
Dahlia 'Kick Off'
Dahlia 'Kick Off'
Dahlia 'Kick Off'
Dahlia 'Kick Off'
Dahlia 'Kick Off'
Dahlia 'Kick Off'

Dahlia 'Kick Off'

Dahlia 'Kick Off'

1 tuber — £5.18

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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
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Description

Enjoy dazzling sunset tones from the delightfully chunky and exuberant flowers of Dahlia 'Kick Off'. In hues of salmon pink and coppery orange with golden yellow undertones, these glowing blooms can’t fail to elevate the garden with their rich, warm colouring. We love seeing the radiance of 'Kick Off' contrasted against darker companions such as the dramatic near-black of Dahlia 'Night Queen' and the deep violet of Salvia 'Caradonna'. Throw in a buff-coloured ornamental grass such as Pennisetum 'Hameln' and you have yourself an instant designer combo!  

To kick off your dahlias with a head start, try potting the Dahlia 'Kick Off' tubers up as soon as they arrive, and, if this is before the last risk of frost has passed, keeping them in a cool, frost-free environment until it is safe to plant them outside (usually around mid to late May). Pinch out the growing tips when they reach around 20cm tall for extra bushy and floriferous plants. 

Unlike plants that use scent to attract, dahlias rely on their colour spectrum; the intense colours of dahlias make them attractive to butterflies and other pollinators.

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 'Kick Off'

  • Flower colour

    Peach, salmon, 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 'Kick Off' 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 'Kick Off' 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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