Put on a great show in summer and autumn. They come in a wide range of colours from pastels to bright. Very floriferous, they're also good for cutting.
Where to Site Your Dahlia
They are perfect for planting in mixed borders with shrubs somewhere where the flowers can really be appreciated.
How to Grow and Look after Your Dahlia
Free-draining, lighter soils, where they are more likely to survive the winter. While they will grow on heavy soils, you are more likely to need to lift the tender tubers at the end of autumn as they would otherwise suffer when heavy ground gets colder and soggier in winter.
These do best in a sunny spot
Dead head the flowers to encourage new.