Cafe au Lait Royal Dahlia Tubers

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Shade Full Sun
Soil Good, Well Drained
Colour Pink (Light), White/Cream
Type Tuber
Ornamental Repeat Flowering, Vase Life
Flowering Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Dahlia Cafe au Lait Royal (Decorative)

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Cafe au Lait Royal: Decorative Dahlia Tubers

There's a rather sophisticated trend underway at the moment for dahlias in muted coffee and pink tones. And Cafe au Lait Royal is right there, a dusky star in a heavenly firmament of dahlias. The blooms are seriously huge, up to 25cm across, with double petals that are more strawberry milkshake than latte when they first open, but which quickly and handsomely transform to faded cappuccino, the petals gently streaked. The foliage and stems are of a fresh mid-green.
Browse our other Decorative Dahlias or our full range of Dahlias.

Like most dahlias, the flowers are perfect for bringing indoors to create fantastical arrangements. If you've a wedding planned for late summer, grow plenty of these: bouquets of dusky pink and coffee coloured dahlias are all the rage – just take a look on Pinterest! It flowers from mid to late summer right up to the first frosts. Keep picking to encourage more blooms.

Features

  • Colour: Light Pink fading to milky coffee
  • Foliage: Mid-Green
  • Flower Size: 25cm
  • Type: Decorative Dahlia
  • Cutting: Yes
  • Height/Spread: To 90cm x 60cm
  • Flowering: July to November
  • Outdoor Planting Months: March to July

Growing Cafe au Lait Dahlias

All dahlias do best in deep rich soil with good drainage in a sunny spot. If it is windy they will need staking. They are greedy, thirsty plants so will need watering in dry spells, and they will always flower that little bit better if there is a bit of soluble food in the watering can once every couple of weeks.

It is generally more convenient to put support stakes in at planting time, rather than leaving it until there is foliage in the way.

Planting Companions for Cafe au Lait

As it grows to almost 1m in height, it is best planted towards the centre of a bed or border.

Try planting with other dahlias in similar faded colours of ivory, peach, apricot and cream to create a beautiful, serene scene. Or deep orange and bronze David Howard would make a nice contrast. At the front of the border bronzed ornamental grasses such as Anemanthele lessoniana complement dahlias beautifully. Or combine with other late-summer stars such as Japanese anemones, Verbena bonariensis and fluffy, wafting pennisetums.

Did You Know?

A relative of Cafe au Lait, apparently the most famous dahlia in the world, which goes back to 1968, when it was introduced by Dutch breeders Bruidegom. Royal has the same flower form but a slightly more intense colouring. Cafe au Lait became a sell-out dahlia a few years ago after it was featured by cult US TV personality Martha Stewart in Martha Stewart Weddings. So get it while you can!

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