Dahlia 'Lake Tahoe'
Dahlia 'Lake Tahoe'
Dahlia 'Lake Tahoe'
Dahlia 'Lake Tahoe'
Dahlia 'Lake Tahoe'
Dahlia 'Lake Tahoe'

Dahlia 'Lake Tahoe'

Dahlia 'Lake Tahoe'

1 tuber — £2.73

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You can expect your order in March 2024

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Description

Sunset shades of orange, pink and gold that whisk you to your favourite holiday spot, bringing back treasured memories of balmy evenings, cool cocktails and chance encounters. Boasting soft tones and curving petals, the decorative Dahlia 'Lake Tahoe' creates perfectly formed rosettes of colour that gently bathe the garden with a warming glow. As each bloom unfolds, the colours intensify from bright yellow to a rosy-pink tint at the outer edges of every petal. It's not all about looks though!

Dahlia 'Lake Tahoe' has a neat and bushy habit, growing to around just 90cm with a cloak of lush, green foliage to complement its lustrous flowers. Its compact stems make this beauty particularly useful for bringing a late-summer glow to patio containers where it can really bask in the limelight.  Alternatively grow this tuberous perennial towards the front of a sunny border to provide an extra layer of colour in front of taller varieties.

Like all dahlias, 'Lake Tahoe' produces plenty of flowers, so you can always afford to spare few for a vase indoors. In fact, the more you snip, the more blooms will appear, flowering from summer right through to the first frosts of autumn. A sunny spot and fertile, but well-drained soil are all that this decorative dahlia asks for in return for such a vibrant and long lasting display.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • May need winter cover

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Dahlia 'Lake Tahoe'

  • Flower colour

    Coral, 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

  • 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 'Lake Tahoe' 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 'Lake Tahoe' 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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