All bulbs for spring 2016 are SOLD OUT. (Thank you!) Order for NEXT spring starting July 1.

WHY DAHLIAS? They get better and better in late summer and autumn when many plants are fading. They come in lush colors and astonishing forms. And the more you cut them for bouquets, the more they bloom.

DAHLIA HISTORY — Dahlias were brought into gardens by the Aztecs, and first bloomed in Europe in 1789. For more, click here.

TIPS — Dahlias prefer full sun and summers that aren’t too hot. No, you don’t HAVE to dig and store them. To learn more, click here.

DREAMY DAHLIAS        Sampler

Easy to grow and amazingly diverse, dahlias will light up your late summer and fall garden and give you tons of bouquets. We’ll send you 5 of our favorites, all different, labeled, and fabulous. Sample some excitement! Dahlia care.

For all different additional dahlias, order more samplers. For zones 3a-7b(10bWC) only.

COS-23 1/$37.50 2/$72 3/$103 SOLD OUT

For fresh, fabulous, long-lasting bouquets at a price you can’t beat, pick your own! We’ll send 3 of our favorite, not-too-big, bouquet-sized dahlias, all different, labeled, and easy to grow. The more you pick them, the more they’ll bloom! Dahlia care.

For all different additional dahlias, order more samplers. For zones 3a-7b(10bWC) only.

COS-30 1/$23.50 2/$45 3/$64 SOLD OUT
ANDRIES’ ORANGE, 1936        Rarest
Simple yet extraordinary, this charming dahlia became an instant staff favorite when it first bloomed here – and bloomed and bloomed and bloomed. A clear, companionable orange, bright yet never glaring, and with 3-4 inch, semi-cactus flowers on wiry stems, it’s a flower arranger’s delight. Its full Flemish name, ‘Andries Oranje As’, honors a Jazz Age liqueur from the small Belgian town of As. 3-5’, reintroduced by us from the UK National Collection, now from Oregon. Chart & care.
SD-44 1/$9.75 3/$26.50 5/$42 10/$78 25/$176 SOLD OUT
ATROPURPUREA, 1789        Rarest
In the beginning, there was Dahlia atropurpurea. With lacy foliage and profuse, single flowers, it’s the dark maroon form of D. pinnata, one of the first three wild dahlias to reach Europe from Mexico. Although its offspring soon left it in the dust, it’s handsome enough to earn a place in any garden – and will give you a refreshing new perspective on the spectacular diversity of dahlias today. 3”, 4-5’, from Holland. Chart & care.
SD-55 1/$8.75 3/$24 5/$37.50 10/$70 25/$158 SOLD OUT
BISHOP OF LLANDAFF, 1927        
Dark-leaved dahlias are hot these days, thanks to this inspiring original. With cut-leaf, burgundy-bronze foliage and glowing scarlet, almost-single flowers sparked by a ring of vivid yellow stamens, ‘Bishop’ has starred at Wave Hill, Heronswood, the Denver Botanic Garden – and here. How can you garden another summer without growing it yourself? 3”, 4-5’, heat-tolerant, from Holland. Chart & care.
SD-01 1/$7.50 3/$20.50 5/$32.50 10/$60 25/$135 SOLD OUT
BONNE ESPERANCE, 1948        
Here’s a sweet little classic for pots or the front of a sunny border. Just 12-24 inches tall, ‘Good Hope’ is loaded all summer with 2-3 inch, rosy pink flowers, each a single row of petals around a cheerful yellow button-eye. Nothing could be simpler, or prettier – and the bees will thank you for it, too, from Oregon. Chart & care.
SD-16 1/$6.50 3/$18 5/$28 10/$52 25/$117 SOLD OUT
CAFE AU LAIT, 1967        
It’s not just for brides! Although its exquisite coloring – “creamy pink, blush, peach, ivory, champagne, and dusty rose,” in the words of – has made it enormously popular for weddings, this sumptuous flower will look just as good in your garden or a Mason jar on the kitchen counter. You’ll get lots of big, ruffled blooms with long, strong stems on a sturdy plant that blooms and blooms. 6-10”, 4’, from Holland. Chart & care.
SD-80 1/$10 3/$27.50 5/$43 10/$80 25/$180 SOLD OUT
CLAIR DE LUNE, 1946        Rarest
As elegant and wildflowery as the great ‘Bishop of Llandaff’, this sublimely simple collarette dahlia is named for Debussy’s romantic ode to moonlight. With a single row of soft yellow outer petals, a frilly ruff of white inner petals, and an eye like a harvest moon, it’s strong-growing in the garden and blissful in bouquets. Fern-like green leaves, 3”, 3-4’, heat-tolerant, from Holland. Chart & care.
SD-25 1/$7.50 3/$20.50 5/$32.50 10/$60 25/$135 SOLD OUT
DAVID HOWARD, 1960        
This dark-leaved, not-so-tall dahlia was a favorite of the great Christopher Lloyd who wrote that it “deserves every scrap of the praise lavished on it. Above bronze foliage, it carries a prodigal, non-stop succession” of apricot-orange flowers that “show up brightly from afar.” Lloyd paired it with lavender Verbena bonariensis and ornamental grasses for a combination that would look stunning in your garden, too. Formal decorative, 3-4”, 3-4’, from Holland. Chart & care.
SD-78 1/$7 3/$19 5/$30 10/$56 25/$126 SOLD OUT
DEUIL DU ROI ALBERT, 1936        
Still a popular favorite in Europe (and with us), “Dwee doo” is easy to grow and loaded with 4-6 inch flowers of royal purple tipped with white – sometimes more so, sometimes less – for an effect that’s surprisingly elegant. Albert, the beloved “people’s king” of Belgium, died in 1934, hence its decidedly antique name: “Mourning for King Albert.” Re-introduced by us in 2002 from the UK National Collection. 4-6”, 4-5’, heat-tolerant, from Oregon. Chart & care.
SD-26 1/$9 3/$24.50 5/$39 10/$72 25/$162 SOLD OUT
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