Puriri Lane | Dahlia| Cafe au Lait
Puriri Lane | Dahlia| Cafe au Lait

Dahlia | Cafe au Lait

Regular price $15.00 Save $-15.00
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By far our most popular variety - the multi-award-winning Cafe au lait Dahlia is a simply stunning and has quickly become the go-to bridal flower.  This variety sells out in a flash so if you think you want one, don't delay.

The blooms are large at around 20-25cm held atop sturdy stems. Plants reach between  90-120cm.

Dahlias are very easy to grow and provide a rewarding display with very little effort. Plant the tubers with the main growing tips just below the surface of the soil. Firm the soil around the tubers, being careful not to damage them.

Prepare your garden beds well. Dahlias prefer well-drained, acidic loam but will grow relatively well in any soil as long as it isn’t too wet. Dig down approximately 20-30cm and amend the soil by adding compost to increase the porosity and nutrient density as dahlias are heavy feeders. Lay the tuber sprout-side up 7-8cm deep in a trench and cover it over with the prepared soil. Dahlias need to be kept weed-free. Mulch around the plants to prevent weeds and conserve moisture. Pinch back the terminal bud or the primary growing tip when the plant is about 40cm tall to enforce good branching and structure and increase budding. Provide plenty of water to your plants. Water plants deeply once or twice per week. Big dahlias will need a support structure such as mesh which is what we use or corral them in with twine to keep the heavy blooms from bending to the ground.

Fertilize monthly with water-soluble fertilizer  - we use Seasol a few times during the growing season. 

Height up to 1.2m

Price is for 1 Tuber

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
    • Auckland City | $10
    • Upper North Island | $18 (Northland)
    • Middle North Island | $15  (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
    • Lower North Island | $18
    • South Island | $29
    • Waiheke or outer lying islands, please contact for a quote
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex (formerly Fastways) fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you will need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee

QUESTIONS RE DELIVERY?

Please get in contact with us here or email us at hello@puririlane.co.nz

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