Bora Bora Dahlia Tubers
- Bright coral pink flowers
- Bushy & upright growth, dark green foliage
Dahlia Bora Bora Tubers
‘Bora Bora’ is a stunning semi-cactus dahlia, whose bright coral pink flowers shade to yellow towards the centre, creating a radiant sunburst effect. The blooms are large and fully double, each one measuring between 15 to 20 centimetres across.
This dahlia has a bushy, upright growth with dark green foliage. The flowers are carried on strong upright stems and have the advantage of being able to withstand wet weather, as their star-shaped flower heads are less liable to being weighed down by rain.
Dahlia ‘Bora Bora’ can reach up to 1 metre in height and 50 centimetres in spread.
Dahlia ‘Bora Bora’ makes an excellent cut flower. The buds will not open after picking so the blooms are best cut once they are fully open. Picking first thing in the morning or late evening (when moisture content is high) will significantly extend the life of cut flowers, as will conditioning the freshly cut stems in a few centimetres of hot, not quite boiling water, for an hour or so before arranging.
Dahlias are members of the Asteraceae family of plants. They are clump-forming deciduous tuberous perennials with pinnate leaves and showy flowers in summer and autumn. Dahlias are divided into 14 groups according to their flower shape; ‘Bora Bora’ belongs to Group 9 and is classed as a Semi-Cactus Dahlia. Dahlias are toxic to cats and dogs.
A cutting garden essential, ‘Bora Bora’ dahlia also makes an eye-catching feature in the middle or at the back of a mixed border. Team with cannas for even more tropical colour, or try one of our herbaceous plant collections. Our Back of the Border selection would work well.