Pot Tuber – Dahlia Shirwell Greta


(GD/LD) Lovely bright yellow with exquisite form for exhibition. 1.2m

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Variety:Shirwell Greta
Classification:Dual Giant/Large Decorative
 Flower Colour:Bright yellow
 Suitable For:Exhibition
 Awards:Runner up to best Giant Dec at NDS National Show, Wisley 2013.
 Height: 1.2m
 Flower Size:200-380mm
 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
 Planting Spacing:For exhibition: 2 row bed. 60 x 60cm apart with 1.2m between beds. Garden: 50-60cm between plants
Raiser:Tony Kingdom, UK
Other Attributes:Grow 2 up as a giant



Lovely bright yellow with good classic true decorative form. Runner up to best G/L Dec at National NDS Show 2013. Short stocky habit growing up to 1.2m. The foliage is naturally a pale green with some growers seeing benefits from feeding with a dose of Epsom salts! Will do well as a Giant or Large. For the best size flowers remove the growing point when 4-5 pairs of leaves have developed and thin resulting side shoots down to allow only 3-5 shoots to develop  (2 if exhibiting as a Giant, 4 -5 if exhibiting as a Large). Once the terminal bud has developed and is about the size of a 10p piece 4-5 pairs of the side buds can be removed to further maximise flower size. If you are growing solely for garden display then all flowers can be allowed to develop but resulting flowers will be smaller. Raised by Tony Kingdom of Barnstable, Devon.


Also available as Mini Plants and Garden Ready Dahlias


£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 may apply  

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

Special Delivery – this optional services costs an additional £5.00 per order. These parcels are sent via either Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed by 1pm or by a Courier for next day delivery. These parcels are tracked and need signing for so please make sure you provide a contact number so we are able to contact you to arrange/advise of delivery.

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.