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Dahlia Karma Choc


Great for cut flowers

Deep purple foliage and stems and dark plum coloured flowers which fade gently to red at the edges make this dahlia stand out. It is particularly stunning when planted to contrast with other lighter foliage coloured plants. Produces flowers through out the summer. Flowers are perfect for cutting and bringing indoors. 


Best when planted in a sunny position in well drained soil.


Dahlias grow from a storage organ called a tuber. In mild regions they may be left in the ground year round and generously mulched in autumn for protection. In harsher environments lift before the frosts and store in a cool, dry, dark place and replant in spring.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Perennial herbaceous
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available June - September
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Flowering July - November
Evergreen No
Plant height 70 cm - 80 cm
Plant width 40 cm - 50 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Hazardous All parts highly toxic if eaten,Skin irritant
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 80 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H3

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From June to September