Pot Tuber – Dahlia Cream Moonlight


Medium Semi Cactus. Cream. 1.5 m. Suitable for exhibition.

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The Moonlight family are still regarded as the best in this classification for exhibiting, particularly by Northern growers who seem to find they do better in the generally cooler conditions. This cream sport of the popular light yellow Eastwood Moonlight is shown regularly on the benches. As a garden variety or grown in the open the blooms can however be prone to spotting so growing under covers is advisable. Plants should be stopped about mid-end June approximately and the laterals that then develop restricted to 6 per plant. This should result in good sized blooms for showing, especially when buds are secured by removing 4 pairs of buds below the terminal bud on each stem. Height up to 1.5m. A relatively early flowering variety compared with some.

Variety:Cream Moonlight
Classification:Medium Semi Cactus Dahlia
Colour:Soft Cream
Suitable for:Exhibition
Height:1.5 m
Flower size:160-210 mm
Stopping:Stop mid-end June for early September shows.
Disbudding:For exhibition size blooms remove up to 4 pairs of buds below the terminal bud on each flowering stem
Plant Spacing:For exhibition: 2 row bed 60cm x 60cm apart with 1.2m between bed

For garden:50-60cm between plants

Raiser:K Fleckney
Other:Top exhibition variety best under covers

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.