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Golden Torch Dahlia Tubers

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  • Colour: Bright yellow
  • Foliage: Dark green
  • Flower Size: 10cm
  • Type: Pompom
  • Cutting: Yes
  • Height/Spread: 1m x 60cm
  • Flowering: July to November
  • Planting Months: End February to July
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Golden Torch: Ball Dahlia Tubers

If you're after a pure shot of sunshine yellow in your garden, then Golden Torch is the Dahlia for you. This little no-nonsense flower will brighten up any border with pure, bright yellow spheres, the double blooms measuring up to 10cm with tightly-packed petals which nod in the breeze on strong, upright stems, set off by attractive, dark green divided foliage.
Browse our other Ball Dahlias or our full range of Dahlias here.

This is an enormously popular dahlia, small enough to be grown in decent-sized containers and versatile in mixed beds and borders, as that bright yellow is the perfect bridge colour between early and late summer annuals and perennials.

Flower arrangers love Golden Torch dahlias as well - they love it in cottage garden type displays as well as in corsages and floral crowns. Its clean lines mean it looks good in contemporary settings


  • Colour: Uniform bright yellow
  • Foliage: Dark green divided leaves
  • Flower Size: Up to 10cm
  • Type: Pompom Dahlia
  • Cutting: Yes
  • Height/Spread: 1m x 60cm
  • Flowering: July to November
  • Outdoor Planting Months: March to July

Growing Golden Torch 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.

Did You Know?

From Holland, introduced in 1971 and its clean yellow is still enormously popular 50 years later.

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.