Josudi Releases

We are very pleased to have recently been given permission to release two of Peter Greenway’s Josudi varieties for the first time.

Peter has been successfully exhibiting his Josudi varieties in past years, these two are also very free flowering so good for garden display as well as the show bench.

We have been growing a number of Peter’s varieties with the potential to release others in future years.

The 2017 Season Begins.

Our advance list of Dahlia and Chrysanthemums came back from the printers yesterday so that will be on the way to all of you that ordered from us in the 2016 season. I hope all your plants are doing well.  I have put links to a downloadable version of our advance list below.

Advanced list 2017

Unfortunately although we planned to be able to take online orders today, it will now not be until sometime next week before we are ready. Do have a look through the shop pages, everything is there we just have some behind the scenes settings to update. If you would like to get your order in straight away I have put a link to a downloadable order form below which you can use to send your order into us.

Halls of Heddon Order Form


Chrysanthemum Galleries

Please have a browse through the pages below which have photos of all the varieties in each section that will be available to order for 2017 from September. Once trials at the nursery are complete we will add an additional page showing any varieties that will be new to our catalogue.

Early Flowering Chrysanthemum Blooms

Mid-Season Flowering Chrysanthemum Blooms

Late Season Flowering Chrysanthemum Blooms

Large and Medium Exhibition Chrysanthemum Blooms

Greenhouse Fantasy Chrysanthemum Blooms

Greenhouse Single Bloom Chrysanthemums

Greenhouse Spray Chrysanthemums 

Spray Chrysanthemums

Korean, Rubellum and Hardy Garden Spray Chrysanthemums

Charm Chrysanthemums including Cushion Mums 

Dahlia Galleries

Please have a browse through the pages below which have photos of all the varieties in each section that will be available to order for 2017 from September. Once trials at the nursery are complete we will add an additional page showing the varieties that will be new to our catalogue.

Giant and Large Decorative Dahlias

Giant and Large Cactus and Semi Cactus Dahlias

Medium Decorative Dahlias

Medium Cactus and Semi Cactus Dahlias

Collerette Dahlias

Waterlily Dahlias

Miscellaneous Dahlias

Small and Miniature Decorative Dahlias

Small and Miniature Cactus and Semi Cactus Dahlias

Small and Miniature Ball Dahlias

Pompon Dahlias

Bedding Dahlias


Its that time of year again . . .

. . . to start setting away your Dahlia Tubers to enable you to take cuttings for this years season (that is if you haven’t already). Bring them into a light and airy environment with a bit of heat. This should encourage basal growth from which you can take cuttings.

If you are reading this thinking ‘I wish I’d ordered some to give it ago’ we still have a range of  over 100 varieties available. Check here for our most up to date list of Sold Out varieties. We update this page as well as the online shop regularly.

Tubers set away at Ovington
Tubers set away at Ovington

For us, we don’t really store the tubers over winter. When lifted, generally by mid November, we wash them to get excess dirt off then heap them upside down on benches, each variety in its own pile. This allows them to dry off. By mid December we have generally got through all 6000+ tubers cleaning and trimming up and by Christmas Eve they are all planted up on the benches in a Clover professional bedding or potting compost with a slow release fertiliser mixed in, ready to set away in the New Year.

The heat  gets turned up when we get back in the New Year. Bottom heat seat at 18-20 degrees celsius but air temp kept no higher than 10 degrees Celsius (unless we have a nice day of course!) until growth starts. Air temp is now at 15 celsius dropping back to 10-12 at night. Once watered in, which is done when we first turn the heat up, they are left on the dry side, certainly around the crowns, with any watering, if needed, directed at the “channels” between each variety.




Current Availability

Last Updated 09/02/2016

Of those varieties we had available as tubers at the begining of the season we have now SOLD OUT of the following. All but Willo’s Violet are still available as Dahlia Mini Plants or Garden Ready Dahlias.

  • Giant and Large Decoratives: Elma E, Hamari Girl, Jocondo, John Hill and Sir Alf Ramsey
  • Giant and Large Cactus: Our Dad
  • Medium Decoratives: Purple Pearl
  • Medium Cactus and Semi Cactus: Hillcrest Candy, Hillcrest Royal, Le Feu du Soleil, Ruskin Michelle and Terrie Bandey
  • Waterlily: Duddon Grace, Edwin’s Sunset, Gwyneth, Harriet G, Ken’s Rarity, Kilburn Glow, Olivia Marie, Sam Hopkins, Sandia Rose and Taratahi Ruby
  • Collerettes: Anne Breckenfelder, Fashion Monger, Pink Pat and Perc and Pooh
  • Miscellaneous: Hadrian’s Sunlight and Trelyn Red Dragon
  • Small and Miniature Decoratives: Abbie, Blyton Golden Girl, Blyton Romance, Brian’s Dream and Ryecroft Jan
  • Small and Miniature Cactus and Semi Cactus: Ryecroft Pixie
  • Small and Miniature Ball Dahlias: David Digweed and Lemon Zing
  • Pompon Dahlias: Nuland’s Josephine and Willo’s Violet

We have also SOLD OUT of the following Chrysanthemums

  • Late Incurve Bloom: Stockton
  • Large and Medium Exhibition Bloom: Gigantic and Harry Gee
  • Greenhouse Fantasy: (All varieties) Chesapeake, Coral Reef, Golden Rain, Kiyomi No Meisui, Salhouse Joy, Senkyo Kenshin and Symphony
  • Greenhouse Single Bloom: Golden Woolman’s Glory
  • Greenhouse Spray: Win
  • Charm: Gladys, Golden Chalice, Lynn and Ringdove

How clean???

When we export outside of the EU the tubers need to be extremely clean to pass customs.

They’re all safe . .

Its a massive team effort to get them all in

Despite the wettest days for a long while the team pulled together and got all our Dahlia Field Tubers in.

Final additions for 2016

We have in the last week finalised the varieties for the 2016 season with a few last minute additions.

Small Decorative Sheval Megan, for which all first year royalty proceeds will be going to Cystic Fibrosis at Terrys request

Fimbriated Medium Semi Cactus Normandie Wedding Day for which a donation for each plant sold will be given to the National Dahlia Society on Johns behalf.

Small Decoratives Hillcrest Firecrest and Rossendale Roxy. Miniature Decorative Rossendale Parkey. Small Cactus Hillcrest Jersie, Small/Miniature Ball Ruth Ann and Waterlillies Wildwood Marie and Vivian Russel

New varieties in our catalogue for 2016

Check out the varieties that are new to our catalogue for 2016. Single flowered spray Chrysanthemum ‘Alyece Shaw’. Giant Dahlias ‘Café au Lait’ and ‘Fairway Pilot’. Large semi cactus Dahlia ‘Clearview Edie’. Medium Decorative Dahlia ‘Westerton JWH’. Medium Semi Cactus Dahlias ‘Cleo Lane’, ‘De la Haye’ and ‘Ryecroft Helen’. Collerette Dahlias ‘Pink Pat and Perc’ and ‘Sunshine Girl’. One of our own seedlings, Single Dahlia ‘Hadrian’s Sunset’. Small and Miniatures Decorative Dahlias ‘Blyton Valentine’ and ‘Blyton Everest’ respectively and Pompon Dahlia ‘Winkie Lambrusco’.  The final decision has not been made yet so there is the possibility of a few more of our trial varieties becoming available.