Dahlias – everything you need to know

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Stunning dahlias come in a huge range of sizes, shapes and colours so this is one flower where there really is something for everyone. They’re not demanding and as well as looking fabulous in the garden you’ll be able to fill vases with them for indoor displays through summer into autumn, making them a perfect staple of many flower bed ideas.

‘Supremely easy to grow and utterly marvellous to arrange, they are, without doubt, my favourite plant,’ says dahlia enthusiast Sarah Raven. ‘The first dahlia I grew was ‘Rip City’, bought from the nursery at Monet’s garden in Giverny. I love its plush texture and the rich, dark crimson-black of its flowers.