Dahlia 'Tricolor'
Dahlia 'Tricolor'
Dahlia 'Tricolor'
Dahlia 'Tricolor'
Dahlia 'Tricolor'
Dahlia 'Tricolor'
Dahlia 'Tricolor'
Dahlia 'Tricolor'
Dahlia 'Tricolor'
Dahlia 'Tricolor'
Dahlia 'Tricolor'

Dahlia 'Tricolor'

Dahlia 'Tricolor'

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
You can expect your order in March/April 2024

Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
You can expect your order within 10 business days

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Description

If you love sunset shades then you’ll be pleased to know you can flaunt three of the hottest hues with Dahlia 'Tricolor'—each double bloom is formed of multiple wholes of petals in an ombre of vibrant pink, coral orange and fiery yellow. Intense tones like this are perfect for summer, particularly on bright days when the flowers stay vibrant in the sun. Then, just wait for the sundown moment when they positively glow! The vivid Dahlia 'Tricolor' is prolific and will treat you to continuous colour through summer. The stems are long too, which is perfect if you enjoy putting together fabulous florals for indoors.

Whether you like to grow a whole range of colours in your garden or prefer to stick to a theme, Dahlia 'Tricolor' combines well with a spectrum of other colours of a similar intensity. Try pairing this with vivid purple or blue flowers for a pleasing contrast, or mingle among plants in other sunny shades to create a hot planting scheme. If lush, leafy plantings are more your cup of tea, the exotic colours of Dahlia 'Tricolor' flowers can be just what’s needed to turn that jungle into tropical paradise!

Looking for some razzmatazz among the roses? A sashay of spice amidst the sedate? Dahlia 'Tricolor' delivers an extravaganza of colour, texture, and splendor, proving once and for all that in the garden variety show, it's the tricoloured starlet that takes the final bow and the gardener's heart. Plant it, pamper it, and prepare for ovations to your green-thumbed artistry. Feast your eyes on the botanical beau of the ball, the dashing Dahlia 'Tricolor'!

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 'Tricolor' ambig.

  • Flower colour

    Peach, pink, orange, yellow

  • 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 'Tricolor' 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 'Tricolor' 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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