DahliaDahlias, together with gladioli and begonias, are the most famous and popular of the summer flowering bulbs. We have provided a breakdown of different dahlia varieties, each with their own characteristics; decorative dahlias, cactus dahlias, pompon dahlias and dinner plate (XXL) dahlias. Each group consists of several beautiful varieties with different colours.
Summer Flowering Dahlia Bulbs
Buying Dahlia bulbs (tubers) online is easy at Bulbs & beyond!
Dahlia plants come in many shapes and colours and here at Bulbs & beyond you will find one of the largest online selections of Dahlia tubers from Holland. Order your Dahlias early to ensure the widest possible choice. Dahlias are part of the Asteraceae family and are native to Central America (from Mexico to Columbia).
Dahlia bulbs, or rather Dahlia tubers (technically speaking “tuberous roots”), are subdivided into the following categories:
- Cactus Dahlias
- Decorative Dahlias
- Dinner Plate Dahlias (also referred to as XXL Dahlias due their massive flowers)
- Pompon Dahlias
Bulbs & beyond has a beautiful selection of different colours in each of these categories. Please check out our large range to find out which will look best in your garden or patio planters. Along with Lilies and Gladioli, Dahlias are one of the most popular summer bulbs. Dahlia bulbs are unmatched when it comes to value for money for your garden or patio pots. These beautiful plants produce many flowers, which can be enjoyed for several months (from July to October). Just keep cutting off dead flowers (“deadheading”) and new ones will continue to appear.
Planting Dahlia tubers
Once you have bought your Dahlia bulbs online, please ensure that you open the box upon receipt so that the bulbs can “breathe”. Please ensure that you do not let your Dahlias dry out. Dahlia bulbs (tubers) should be planted in late March, April or May at a depth of around 10cm and around 30-40cm apart in well-drained soil. Please beware of night frost in late March or even April, as Dahlia tubers are not frost-hardy. Dahlias love sunlight and will flourish in most places provided is not too dry. Dahlia plants can grow quite large (up to 100cm) and will produce many flowers over a prolonged period of time.
Tip: Plant some extra Dahlia tubers in the back of your garden to use as cut flower for indoors in a (large) vase. If you stagger the planting somewhat you will continue to have beautiful flowers for many weeks!