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Dahlia 'Cafe Au Lait'
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Cafe au Lait is a beautifully coloured dinner plate Dahlia with huge creamy and peachy coloured blooms. Cafe au Lait dahlias are the perfect choice for your patio pots or the middle section of your borders as they reach a height of 120cm. They will produce a fabulous display of blooms throughout the summer months and are excellent as cut flowers for your indoor vases. Each flower head will reach a spread of 50cm in diameter.  
 

How to plant Dahlias

Planting in the Garden

  • If panting in the garden, plant in late spring once the risk of frost has passed.
  • Find a good location with plenty of sun and drainage.
  • Cover your tubers with 3cm (1-2") of soil.
  • Allow approx. 30cm spacing between each tuber. (The spacing may vary depending on the final size of the variety.)
  • Douse the hole with a watering can full of water and cane as you plant.
  • Mulch over to protect them from the risk of any frost.

Planting in Pots/Containers

  • If planting in pots, start them off indoors until the risk of frost has passed.
  • Keep them indoors in a frost-free location like a greenhouse before transferring them outside after the last frosts.
  • Plant 1 x tuber in a 2-3litre pot or 12" in diameter.
  • Cover your tubers with 3cm (1-2") of soil.
  • Use a good-quality, multipurpose compost.

Aftercare/Overwintering

  • Once your dahlias have finished flowering and the first frosts have blackened the foliage, cut the plants back to the ground.
  • In well-drained soils, leave the tubers in the ground and mulch over to protect against frosts.
  • In colder climates or heavier soils, lift and store your tubers over winter.
  • If lifting and storing over winter, cut back foliage and carefully lift the tubers out of the soil. Allow the tubers to dry off naturally and then clean away any soil. Trim the stems back and cut off any fine roots. Make sure the tubers are completely dry before storing them into open trays or boxes. Pack with dry sand. Leave the crowns exposed.
  • Replant the following spring.
  • Must be kept frost free.
  • Once the risk of frosts have passed and you start to see signs of growth again, the mulch can be removed.
  • Water regularly during active growth periods.
  • See 'Care Instructions' for more information.

 

Description

Cafe au Lait is a beautifully coloured dinner plate Dahlia with huge creamy and peachy coloured blooms. Cafe au Lait dahlias are the perfect choice for your patio pots or the middle section of your borders as they reach a height of 120cm. They will produce a fabulous display of blooms throughout the summer months and are excellent as cut flowers for your indoor vases. Each flower head will reach a spread of 50cm in diameter.  
 

Additional Information

Delivery / Returns

Delivery and P&P

This item is dispatched all year around.
All orders should be dispatched within 3-5 working days.
Postage cost to the UK (excluding N.Ireland) is £5.50.
Orders over £50 qualify for FREE delivery.
Unfortunately, we are not currently delivering to the EU. See Delivery page.
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Your parcel will be sent on a 24-48 hour tracked service with DPD.

Returns and Refunds

You have the right to cancel your order at any time before it is dispatched.
All returns must be returned at your cost within 7 days of receipt.
Payment for the returned goods will be refunded within 7 days of the goods being received by us, less the postage charges.

Planting & Growing Instructions

How to plant Dahlias

Planting in the Garden

  • If panting in the garden, plant in late spring once the risk of frost has passed.
  • Find a good location with plenty of sun and drainage.
  • Cover your tubers with 3cm (1-2") of soil.
  • Allow approx. 30cm spacing between each tuber. (The spacing may vary depending on the final size of the variety.)
  • Douse the hole with a watering can full of water and cane as you plant.
  • Mulch over to protect them from the risk of any frost.

Planting in Pots/Containers

  • If planting in pots, start them off indoors until the risk of frost has passed.
  • Keep them indoors in a frost-free location like a greenhouse before transferring them outside after the last frosts.
  • Plant 1 x tuber in a 2-3litre pot or 12" in diameter.
  • Cover your tubers with 3cm (1-2") of soil.
  • Use a good-quality, multipurpose compost.

Aftercare/Overwintering

  • Once your dahlias have finished flowering and the first frosts have blackened the foliage, cut the plants back to the ground.
  • In well-drained soils, leave the tubers in the ground and mulch over to protect against frosts.
  • In colder climates or heavier soils, lift and store your tubers over winter.
  • If lifting and storing over winter, cut back foliage and carefully lift the tubers out of the soil. Allow the tubers to dry off naturally and then clean away any soil. Trim the stems back and cut off any fine roots. Make sure the tubers are completely dry before storing them into open trays or boxes. Pack with dry sand. Leave the crowns exposed.
  • Replant the following spring.
  • Must be kept frost free.
  • Once the risk of frosts have passed and you start to see signs of growth again, the mulch can be removed.
  • Water regularly during active growth periods.
  • See 'Care Instructions' for more information.

 

Care Instructions

How to care for Dahlias

Care:

  • Support Dahlias with canes on planting and tie in as growth develops.
  • When your Dahlias reach about 40cm in height, pinch out the growing tips with your thumb and forefinger or use a sharp knife. This will encourage branching.
  • Water once a week with a good amount not just a little sprinkle.
  • Deadhead flowers as they fade.

Overwintering:

  • Once the first frosts have blackened the foliage, cut the plants back to the ground.
  • If panted in the garden, in well-drained soils, leave the tubers in the ground and cover with a generous layer of bark chips or compost to protect them from frost.
  • In colder climates or heavier soils, lift and store your tubers over winter.
  • If planted in pots, cut back the entire plant to 4 – 6 inches. Keep the dahlias in their pot over winter. Keep the pot in a cool, dry, dark place that doesn't freeze like, garage, shed or greenhouse.
  • Don't water your tubers, just let them stay dry.  

Lifting and Storing over winter:

  • Cut back foliage and carefully lift the tubers out of the soil.
  • Allow the tubers to dry off naturally and then clean away any soil. 
  • Trim the stems back to 15-20cm and cut off any fine roots.
  • Make sure the tubers are completely dry before storing them into open trays or boxes. Pack with peat-free compost or dry sand. Leave the crowns exposed. 
  • Replant the following spring.
 
 
 
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Dahlia 'Cafe Au Lait'

Decorative Dahlia
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Specification
Also known as: Decorative Dahlia
Colours: Creamy/Peachy
Aspect: Full Sun/Partial Shade
Height: 100cm / 39"
Planting period: Spring
Soil Type: Well-drained, Fertile Soil
Hardiness: Not Hardy - Lift or protect over winter
Suitable for containers: Yes
Scented: No
Border Position: Middle
Pollinator: Yes
Shipping est: Spring 2025
Delivery period: Spring (Feb to May 2025)
SKU SKU178711
  • Description
    Cafe au Lait is a beautifully coloured dinner plate Dahlia with huge creamy and peachy coloured blooms. Cafe au Lait dahlias are the perfect choice for your patio pots or the middle section of your borders as they reach a height of 120cm. They will produce a fabulous display of blooms throughout the summer months and are excellent as cut flowers for your indoor vases. Each flower head will reach a spread of 50cm in diameter.  
     
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  • Planting & Growing Instructions

    How to plant Dahlias

    Planting in the Garden

    • If panting in the garden, plant in late spring once the risk of frost has passed.
    • Find a good location with plenty of sun and drainage.
    • Cover your tubers with 3cm (1-2") of soil.
    • Allow approx. 30cm spacing between each tuber. (The spacing may vary depending on the final size of the variety.)
    • Douse the hole with a watering can full of water and cane as you plant.
    • Mulch over to protect them from the risk of any frost.

    Planting in Pots/Containers

    • If planting in pots, start them off indoors until the risk of frost has passed.
    • Keep them indoors in a frost-free location like a greenhouse before transferring them outside after the last frosts.
    • Plant 1 x tuber in a 2-3litre pot or 12" in diameter.
    • Cover your tubers with 3cm (1-2") of soil.
    • Use a good-quality, multipurpose compost.

    Aftercare/Overwintering

    • Once your dahlias have finished flowering and the first frosts have blackened the foliage, cut the plants back to the ground.
    • In well-drained soils, leave the tubers in the ground and mulch over to protect against frosts.
    • In colder climates or heavier soils, lift and store your tubers over winter.
    • If lifting and storing over winter, cut back foliage and carefully lift the tubers out of the soil. Allow the tubers to dry off naturally and then clean away any soil. Trim the stems back and cut off any fine roots. Make sure the tubers are completely dry before storing them into open trays or boxes. Pack with dry sand. Leave the crowns exposed.
    • Replant the following spring.
    • Must be kept frost free.
    • Once the risk of frosts have passed and you start to see signs of growth again, the mulch can be removed.
    • Water regularly during active growth periods.
    • See 'Care Instructions' for more information.

     

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