Pot Tuber – Dahlia Westerton JWH


Medium Decorative. Pink. 1.5 m. Suitable for exhibition and garden.

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This medium decorative from Gordon Hodgson has been shown regularly by him over the last few years attaining good results on a number of occasions. The unusual salmon pink blooms make a welcome colour addition to this class which tends to be dominated by whites and yellows. I first saw this at Harrogate in 2012 where Gordon attained 2nd in the 2 x 3 MD class with what were then 2 unnamed seedlings, the other being Westerton Harry. After proving its worth on the benches Gordon entered it into the Hamari Perpetual Challenge Class for best Medium seedling at Wisley in 2015 where it won the cup. It has a good long footstalk with the blooms being held up well at perfect angles on top of good stems. It can be a bit in the small side for a medium so Gordon has found that it is best restricted 4 up for showing. It a slightly later flowering than some so it needs to be stopped probably a couple of weeks earlier than average. For a medium decorative we found it very weatherproof with ours flowering unmarked outside at the end of September making it a good variety for general garden use and cutting.

Variety:Westerton JWH
Classification:Medium Decorative Dahlia
Colour:Rich Shrimp Pink
Suitable for:Exhibition and Garden Display
Awards:Hamari Perpetual Challenge Cup, National Show 2014
Height:1.5 m
Flower size:150-200 mm
Stopping:Stop early-mid June for September shows
Disbudding:Grow 6 up and for exhibition size blooms remove 4-5 pairs of buds below the terminal bud on each flowering stem
Plant Spacing:For exhibition: 2 row bed. 60 x 60 cm apart with 1.2 m between beds.

For garden: 50-60 cm between plants

Raiser:Gordon Hodgson, UK
Other:Restrict to 4 up to attain size.


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.