From £3.24Colour: pale dusky pinkFlower size: 20-25cmType: Decorative (dinnerplate)Cutting: SensationalHeight/
From £3.24Colour: Apricot with purple highlightsFoliage: Dark greenFlower Size: 10cm-15cmType: Decorative Dahl
From £3.24Colour: pinky orangeFlower size: 18cmType: dinnerplate dahliaCutting: yesHeight/spread: 1m x 70cmFlo
If you want to grow an elegant classic in delicate shades, Gerrie Hoek Dahlias should be on your short-list. They are waterlily dahlias measuring 10-15cm in diameter and looking very like the aquatic flower but without the fuss of a pond! Shaded shell pink, rounded petals get paler towards the outside of the flower, complemented by light yellow hues among the heart petals, which look painted on. However if you're looking for a different type of dahlia, do peruse our full range.
Gerrie Hoek is also an early flowerer, as early as mid-June if conditions are right, an added bonus! However, as it goes on flowering all summer it has also been a favourite of exhibitors in the late summer flower shows.
Dahlia Gerrie Hoek is one of the taller varieties at 1.2m, so it would be great in the middle of a mixed border but close enough so you can appreciate the wonderful markings on the petals.
Add the contrast of its dark, strong stems and foliage and you'll see why Gerrie Hoek is so loved. The wonderful colouring makes it an excellent flower to tie together warm and cool shades in your borders or flower arrangements. It looks particularly good with contrasting shapes to its exotic flowers, such as Verbena bonariensis and ornamental grasses, which will provide a wonderful backdrop to let the blooms take centre stage.
With a long lifespan, Gerrie Hoek makes an excellent cut flower, either in a vase or in a bouquet.
Dahlia Gerrie Hoek is an heirloom variety, introduced in 1942 and it has stood the test of time with generations of gardeners.