Pot Tuber – Dahlia Hadrian’s Delight


Unclassified Small Semi Cactus. Lavender pink. 1.5 m. Suitable for garden and cut flower.

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New for 2020

As yet this new variety, raised by our very own Alan Burnett, is unclassified though we suggest it would be a Small Semi-Cactus but under cover probably refined enough to be a Small Cactus. Fully double lavender pink flowers with a white base are held on good stems. The strong growing plants will reach about 1.5 m and will easily take 8 blooms per plant. The blooms themselves are very weatherproof and will provide a good show for cutting or the garden and for those growing without covers it could be an option for the show bench. Strong growing plants should have their growing tips removed when the plants have 4-5 pairs of leaves and then allow 8-10 flowering stems to develop. For garden show it would be advisable to remove the first pair of buds below the main terminal flowering bud on each stem but for longer stems for cutting and showing we would suggest 2-3 pairs are removed. Regular removal of dead flowers will help encourage a second flush of blooms. Ensure plants are kept well supported by caning and tying on throughout the season.

Variety:Hadrian’s Delight
Classification:Unclassified Small Semi-Cactus/Cactus Dahlia
Colour:Lavender pink with white base.
Suitable For:Garden, Cut flower and possibly Exhibition
Height:1.5 m
Flower Size:100-150 mm
Stopping: Early to mid June at 5-6 pairs of leaves removing enough to leave 4-5 pairs..
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 60 cm apart with 1.2 m between beds.

For garden: 50-60 cm between plants

Raiser:Alan Burnett


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.

£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.