Pot Tuber – Dahlia Fairway Pilot


Giant Decorative. Pink Blends 1.5 m Suitable for Exhibition

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Although this variety has been around for a good number of years we only added it to our catalogue in 2016. The immense blooms of peachy pink blends sit right on top of the strong stems. We have found the blooms to be more weather proof than some other Giants, despite the large petal size. To achieve the biggest blooms, which can be up to 30 cm across, and for showing, we would suggest restricting the plants to 2-3 flowering stems after stopping at 3-4 pairs of leaves, and then disbudding down to 5 pairs below the terminal bud when this is visible. For general garden display you can allow all flowering stems to develop and then only lightly disbud. This will result in smaller flowers but more of them. Remove old flowers as soon as possible to help extend the flowering season.

Variety:Fairway Pilot
Classification:Giant Decorative
Colour:Peachy Pink
Suitable for:Exhibition and Garden Display
Flower size:20-30 cm
Stopping:Mid – end June at 4 pairs of leaves
Disbudding:For exhibition size blooms remove 4-5 buds below the terminal bud on each flowering stem.
Plant Spacing:For exhibtiion: 2 Row bed 60 x 60 cm apart with 1.2 m between beds.

For Garden: 50-60 cm between plants

Raiser:Cleaver, Uk


All Tuber and Pot Tuber prices have been reduced by 25% while stocks last.

(Please note – numbers are limited so we reserve the right to substitute with the closest match any Tuber variety ordered with this discount)

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 or 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.