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Dahlia ‘Dahlegria Sunrise’


Great for wildlife
June - October
50cm x 45cm
Attracts Wildlife
Tender Perennial

On the nursery, we love Dahlia ‘Dahlegria Sunrise’ for its eye-catching sunrise-hued blooms against the unique dark foliage. The Dahlegria series stands out for its vibrant flowers and contrasting leaves. This variety makes excellent cut flowers and holds the RHS Plants for Pollinators award. ‘Dahlegria Sunrise’ looks stunning in sunny borders, containers, and as a striking focal point in your garden.

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Dahlia 'Dahlegria Sunrise' is a remarkable addition to our nursery collection, celebrated for its striking pink blooms with orange and yellow centers, which offer an extended flowering period from June to October. This variety showcases bold, vibrant flowers, each approximately 10 cm in diameter, providing a stunning display throughout the Summer and into early Autumn. Our horticultural team has a particular fondness for Dahlegria Dahlias due to their extremely robust performance and striking visual appeal. 'Dahlegria Red' stands tall, reaching heights of up to 100 cm, making it an excellent choice for adding vertical interest to garden beds or as a standout feature in containers. Its vibrant blooms not only enhance garden aesthetics but also make superb cut flowers, ideal for creating eye-catching summer arrangements. The 'Dahlegria Sunrise' Dahlia is also recognised for its contribution to garden biodiversity, earning the RHS Plants for Pollinators award. This accolade highlights its ability to attract and support pollinators, contributing to a healthy garden ecosystem. Easy to grow and maintain, 'Dahlegria Sunrise' is perfect for gardeners of all skill levels, offering long-lasting beauty and ecological benefits. Whether planted in a cottage garden or a modern urban space, this Dahlia adds a splash of vibrant colour and elegance, making it a must-have for any garden enthusiast.    

Planting Conditions

To plant your Dahlia, we recommend choosing a sunny spot in the garden that receives at least 6 hours of direct sunlight daily. The soil should be well-drained and enriched with compost or organic matter. Plant the Dahlia with spacing of 30-60 cm apart to allow for growth and air circulation. We advise the planting location is sheltered from strong winds to prevent damage. Water the Dahlia regularly to support its establishment, keeping the soil moist but not waterlogged, to promote healthy growth and vibrant blooms.

Watering & Feeding

To water and feed your Dahlia, we recommend adding granular feed to the compost before planting. Once planted, water regularly to help establish the plant. Make sure to direct your watering can or hose to the base of the plant, ensuring the water soaks down to the roots. This deep watering helps promote strong root growth. Dahlias thrive with consistent moisture, so keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. During the growing season, consider using a balanced liquid fertiliser every 2-4 weeks to encourage robust blooms.

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. Dahlias can be prone to aphids, slugs, and fungal diseases; regular monitoring and care are advised. Deadheading spent blooms will encourage a second flush later in the season.