Pot Tuber – Dahlia Café au Lait


Large Decorative. Pale peach. 1.5 m. Suitable for garden display and cutting.

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Much admired in our fields, the flower colour of this old decorative variety, first introduced in 1968, is fairly well described in its name. The ivory peach flowers, sometimes more blush pink in summer and longer days, grow up to 25 cm across. Although not having the depth of flower that other varieties in this section have, it more than makes up for it by making a pretty spectacular display in the border, or when cut and placed in a vase. Height is up to 1.5 m. For general garden display you can allow all flowering stems to develop after removing the tip of the plant when it has produced 4 pairs of leaves.

Variety:Café au Lait
Classification:Large Decorative Dahlia
Colour:Ivory Peach
Suitable for:Garden Display and Cut flower
Flower size:220-280 mm
Stopping:Early to mid June at 4 pairs of leaves
Disbudding:For exhibition the general rule is 1st 2-3 pairs of buds below the terminal bud should be removed
Plant Spacing:For exhibition: 2 row bed. 60 x 60cm apart with 1.2m between beds.

Garden: 50-60cm between plants

Raiser:Bruidegom, NL


Dahlia Pot Tubers  

The tubers we offer are dahlias which have been grown for a full season in the confines of a 4” or 5” pot, so that a small compact tuber is produced. They are ideal material for the exhibitor with a heated greenhouse or propagator to enable their own propagation. Tubers are available from DECEMBER to FEBRUARY and are packed in polythene sleeves with vermiculite. We strongly advise unpacking on arrival and if necessary store tubers in a cool frost free environment until required for setting away. A minimum of 50F (10oC) is required for propagation, water sparingly until growth is evident. Should any tuber fail to have shown any signs of growth by the end of March then please contact us so we can aim to organise replacements as rooted cuttings. Please note Pot Tuber numbers are limited so order early to avoid disappointment.

Also available as mini plants and garden ready

£6.95 per delivery for all orders to UK destination. Dahlia Tubers are generally sent 2nd class post. Please note we are unable to dispatch Tubers with live plants so separate delivery charges will apply  

All orders can be collected from the nursery in which case no carriage fee will be charged.

Please note we are unable to package Dahlia Tubers  with  Dahlia Mini Plants, Garden Ready Dahlias or Chrysanthemums. If separate deliveries are required then additional carriage and packing will need to be applied to the order.

If you choose to collect your Plants/Tubers from either Halls of Heddon, or The Nursery Ovington (please specify) we will contact you to advise when the order is ready for collection. We will make every effort to supply during the week requested but please be aware that delays may occur, so wait for us to contact you.