Dahlia 'Pacific Jewel'
Dahlia 'Pacific Jewel'
Dahlia 'Pacific Jewel'
Dahlia 'Pacific Jewel'
Dahlia 'Pacific Jewel'
Dahlia 'Pacific Jewel'
Dahlia 'Pacific Jewel'

Dahlia 'Pacific Jewel'

Dahlia 'Pacific Jewel'

1 tuber — £2.85

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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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Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
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Description

One of our favourite new introductions of recent years, Dahlia 'Pacific Jewel' is an elegant, compact cultivar with small, dainty flowers. Measuring around 8cm across, each bloom is a pale soft pink with a darker, yellow tinged centre. The contrasting dark stems of Dahlia 'Pacific Jewel' are particularly sturdy, meaning plants rarely require support. It also means they make excellent cut flowers, so make sure you plant plenty of extras for the vase!  

Native to Central and South America, dahlias are half-hardy and will need a little help to get through our cold, damp winters. If you have heavy soil or live somewhere prone to hard frosts, the best approach is to lift and store the Dahlia 'Pacific Jewel' tubers in a greenhouse or shed. If you garden on light, well-draining soil, or live in a milder area (usually southern or coastal regions), you will probably get away with leaving them in the ground with a thick layer of mulch.

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • 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 'Pacific Jewel'

  • Flower colour

    Pink, violet

  • Tuber size

    1

  • Established height

    50-70cm

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    5 tubers per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Bronze

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Half hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Large containers
    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Coastal gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance 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

Useful information

    • Dahlia 'Pacific Jewel' 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 'Pacific Jewel' 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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