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Dahlia 'Caribbean Fantasy'
Dahlia 'Caribbean Fantasy' Dahlia Tuber
Dahlia Caribbean Fantasy - Quick! Think of Caribbean sunsets and drinking cocktails on the beach. This surely is a Caribbean Fantasy. The same feeling you will get when you see this glorious bloomer feature in your garden. 
 
Caribbean Fantasy is a tuberous perennial that will produce blue-green foliage and bicloured red/orange-red and white flowers in summer and autumn.

 How to plant Dahlias

  • Store your dahlia tubers in a cool, dry place until the risk of frost has past, usually by April/May when you can plant your tubers outside in a sunny position with well-drained soil.
  • Alternatively, you can start your dahlia tubers off in March/April in pots and grow them on indoors in a frost-free location like a greenhouse before transferring them outside after the last frosts.
  • If planting in the garden, 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.)
  • If planting in pots, plant 1 x dahlia tuber in a 2 to 3 litre pot or 12" in diameter and fill with multi-purpose compost. Use a slow-release fertiliser to promote strong growth. 
  • If planting in the garden, mulch over to protect them from the risk of any frost, douse the hole with a watering can full of water and cane as you plant.
  • See 'Care Instructions' for more information.

 

Description

Dahlia Caribbean Fantasy - Quick! Think of Caribbean sunsets and drinking cocktails on the beach. This surely is a Caribbean Fantasy. The same feeling you will get when you see this glorious bloomer feature in your garden. 
 
Caribbean Fantasy is a tuberous perennial that will produce blue-green foliage and bicloured red/orange-red and white flowers in summer and autumn.

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Delivery / Returns

Summer Flowering Bulbs are delivered in Spring

Delivery and P&P

Summer Flowering Bulbs are dispatched from the end of February to June.
All orders should be dispatched within 3-5 working days during this time.
Postage cost to the UK (excluding N.Ireland) is £4.99.
Orders over £50 qualify for FREE delivery.
Unfortunately, we are not currently delivering to the EU. See Delivery page.
When your order is due for dispatch, you will receive a tracking email from us to track your parcel.
Your parcel will be sent on a 48 hour tracked service.

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

  • Store your dahlia tubers in a cool, dry place until the risk of frost has past, usually by April/May when you can plant your tubers outside in a sunny position with well-drained soil.
  • Alternatively, you can start your dahlia tubers off in March/April in pots and grow them on indoors in a frost-free location like a greenhouse before transferring them outside after the last frosts.
  • If planting in the garden, 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.)
  • If planting in pots, plant 1 x dahlia tuber in a 2 to 3 litre pot or 12" in diameter and fill with multi-purpose compost. Use a slow-release fertiliser to promote strong growth. 
  • If planting in the garden, mulch over to protect them from the risk of any frost, douse the hole with a watering can full of water and cane as you plant.
  • 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.
  • 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.  
  • Replant the following spring. 

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. 
 
 
 
£4.00

Dahlia 'Caribbean Fantasy'

Decorative Dahlia
  • 1 Tuber £4.00
  • 3 Tubers £10.00
  • 6 Tubers £18.00
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Specification
Also known as: Decorative Dahlia
Genus: Dahlia
Colours: Red/Orange and White
Aspect: Full Sun/Partial Shade
Height: 100cm / 39"
Planting period: Spring
Soil Type: Well-drained, Fertile Soil
Bulb Size: Top Size Tubers
Shipping est: Available to pre-order soon for delivery in Spring 2022
Delivery time: Spring delivery (Feb 2022)
Suitable for containers: Yes
Scented: No
Border Position: Middle
SKU SKU17870121112211
  • Description
    Dahlia Caribbean Fantasy - Quick! Think of Caribbean sunsets and drinking cocktails on the beach. This surely is a Caribbean Fantasy. The same feeling you will get when you see this glorious bloomer feature in your garden. 
     
    Caribbean Fantasy is a tuberous perennial that will produce blue-green foliage and bicloured red/orange-red and white flowers in summer and autumn.
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  • Planting & Growing Instructions

     How to plant Dahlias

    • Store your dahlia tubers in a cool, dry place until the risk of frost has past, usually by April/May when you can plant your tubers outside in a sunny position with well-drained soil.
    • Alternatively, you can start your dahlia tubers off in March/April in pots and grow them on indoors in a frost-free location like a greenhouse before transferring them outside after the last frosts.
    • If planting in the garden, 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.)
    • If planting in pots, plant 1 x dahlia tuber in a 2 to 3 litre pot or 12" in diameter and fill with multi-purpose compost. Use a slow-release fertiliser to promote strong growth. 
    • If planting in the garden, mulch over to protect them from the risk of any frost, douse the hole with a watering can full of water and cane as you plant.
    • See 'Care Instructions' for more information.

     

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