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Summer Flame Dahlia Tubers

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  • Colour: Tangerine Orange
  • Flower Size: 10-15 cms
  • Type: Decorative Dahlia
  • Cutting: Yes - excellent vase life
  • Height/Spread: 60 cm x 40 cm
  • Flowering: July to November
  • Planting Months: end Feb - July
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Summer Flame: Decorative Dahlia Tubers

Summer Flame is a fairly low growing tangerine orange, decorative dahlia. The fiery flowers which are between 10 - 15cm (4-6") in diameter are well-structured and hold their petals, shape and presentation really well when cut, making it perfect as a cut flower.
Browse our other Decorative Dahlias or our full range of Dahlias here.


  • Colour: Tangerine Orange
  • Flower Size: 10-15 cm
  • Type: Decorative Dahlia
  • Cutting: Excellent vase life
  • Height/Spread: 80 cm x 40 cm
  • Outdoor Planting Months: March to July

Growing Summer Flame Dahlias

At 60-80cm (24-30") tall and about 30-40cm (12-18") across, this dainty specimen is best planted nearer the front of your border. Because of its relatively small size, it is also better suited to growing in containers, not less than 7.5 litres.

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?

This Dutch variety was released in 1993.

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.

What to expect

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Bareroot plants have no soil around the roots. They are light, easy to carry and plant.

Perfect for Winter

The ground tends to be wet in winter, ideal for planting bareroot plants.

Value for money

You pay less for the same size bareroot plants, compared to potted.


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