Pot Tuber – Dahlia Westerton Lilian


Large decorative. Lovely primrose overlaid with pale pink. 1.2 m. Suitable for exhibition.

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Full 10″ blooms with superb form. This is a vigorous grower and we found this made a very good size large when grown 6 up. Too much restriction on the number of blooms grown will cause flowers to become a bit misshapen. 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 5-6 shoots to develop (5 if for exhibition). Once the terminal bud has developed and is about the size of a 10p piece, 3 pairs of the side buds can be removed to further maximise flower size. Do not restrict too much by stripping out all side buds as this may lead to oversized blooms! If you are growing solely for garden display then all flowers can be allowed to develop but resulting flowers will be smaller. Dead head regularly. Raised by Gordon Hodgson.

Variety:Westerton Lilian
Classification:Large Decorative Dahlia
Colour:Primrose overlaid with pale pink
Suitable For:Exhibition
Awards:Ron Nelson Memorial Trophy winner at Harrogate in 2011.

Silver medal National Dahlia Society trials, Golden Acre Park, 2012.

Height: 1.8 m
Flower Size:200-250 mm
Stopping:Early to mid June at 4 pairs of leaves
Disbudding:For exhibition the general rule is 1st 3-4 pairs of buds below the terminal bud should be removed
Planting 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:Do not restrict growth too much as blooms can easily become oversized.


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 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 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.