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Golden Sceptre Dahlia Tubers

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  • Colour: Bright yellow and gold
  • Foliage: Dark green
  • Flower Size: 10cm
  • Type: Ball Dahlia
  • Cutting: Yes
  • Height/Spread: 90cm x 50cm
  • Flowering: July to November
  • Planting Months: End February to July
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Golden Sceptre: Ball Dahlia Tubers

Golden Sceptre Dahlias do exactly what it says on the tin - the flowers are a glowing orb of bright canary yellow, with a darker, richer shade of gold towards the heart of each bloom.

The 10cm double Ball blooms are made up of layers of silky, inwardly curved petals which create a perfectly formed sphere in a honeycomb pattern. Flowers are held on sturdy stems, so they can happily nod in an average summer breeze without damage. They make really good cut flowers - very long-lasting in a vase or arrangement and small enough to be worn as a corsage or woven into floral headdresses for boho weddings. The handsome, dark green leaves set off the blooms perfectly.
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  • Colour: Bright yellow with a golden heart
  • Foliage: Dark green divided leaves
  • Flower Size: 10cm
  • Type: Ball Dahlia
  • Cutting: Yes
  • Height/Spread: 90cm x 50cm
  • Ideal for containers
  • Flowering: July to November
  • Outdoor Planting Months: March to July

Growing Golden Sceptre 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 Golden Sceptre

In the mixed border, their golden yellow colour will sit well with other late-season perennials with warmer-toned flowers.

Did You Know?

A Dutch variety from 1938, it is named after the golden ball at the top of a monarch's staff of sovereignty - an excellent gift for royalists, princesses and that African prince who keeps emailing you with a once in a lifetime offer...

Planting Instructions

If you ignore seed, Dahlias can be planted at three stages: as tubers, rooted cuttings and pot-grown plants.

Tubers can be planted at any time from March onwards. The hole should be at least double the diameter of the tuber laid out on the ground. Incorporate about 25% well rotted compost and if drainage is in any way doubtful then add plenty of horticultural grit as well. Plant one tuber per hole, leaving 60-80 cms between plants (depending on final size) and make sure the tuber is covered with 10-12 cms (4-5") of soil. This is important as it will insulate the tuber against frosts in March-May as they will take a couple of months to show.

Rooted cuttings, which are available from early April onwards, will need to be potted up and kept in a sunny and frost free place until they are ready to be planted out in mid May. Their treatment then is the same as for tubers except they are planted level with rather than 10 cms below the surrounding soil level.

Pot grown plants are not delivered until June, and are then planted out immediately in the same way as an established rooted cutting.

The more you deadhead, the more flowers you'll get.