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Dahlia ‘Bora Bora’


Item release date 20 June 2024.
Great for wildlife
July - September
100cm x 50cm
Cut Flowers
Tender Perennial
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We adore Dahlia ‘Bora Bora’ on our nursery for its vibrant, tropical-hued blooms that make excellent cut flowers. It holds the RHS Plants for Pollinators award, attracting beneficial insects to the garden. Perfect for sunny borders and containers, ‘Bora Bora’ adds a splash of colour from Summer through to Autumn, creating eye-catching displays and enhancing garden biodiversity.

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With its sturdy stems and impressive height, Dahlia 'Bora Bora' stands tall, commanding attention and adding a bold statement to any landscape. This captivating plant thrives in well-drained soil and enjoys ample sunlight, making it an ideal choice for adding a splash of exotic beauty to gardens, borders, or even as a striking centrepiece in bouquets. Dahlia 'Bora Bora' is a true showstopper, evoking feelings of warmth, vibrancy, and tropical allure. Dahlias are available in a kaleidoscope of colours, from small single petals to larger, more spherical flowers. They are unrivalled in their ability to add brilliant colour to pots and borders in late summer, making them fantastic for cut flowers. They are also great for wildlife, hence why they hold the RHS Plants For Pollinators award.

Planting Conditions

Find a sunny spot in the border or position your pot in the sun. Plant out once the risk of frost has gone.

Watering & Feeding

Add granular feed to the compost and, once you have planted your Dahlia, water regularly to establish. Make sure to direct your can or hose to the bottom of the plant and really soak it down to the roots.

General Care

If your Dahlia has large flowers you may need to put stakes in the ground, one per stem and tie the stems to the posts to support the weight of the flower.  As the flowers fade, cut back the stems to a leaf joint, as this will encourage the plant to keep producing new buds. At the end of the season you can leave the Dahlia tuber in the ground if they are planted in a very free draining position and you live in a warmer part of the UK. You will need to cover it with at least 6 inches of mulch, for example bark chippings. You can also dig the tuber up, shake off the excess soil and place it in a dark, dry and cool place for the winter. Surround it with dry material like sand and replant it in the ground once there is no risk of frost in the next spring.