Dahlia ‘Café au Lait’
Dahlia Cafe Au Lait is our number one, most requested variety! Every year we sell out of every single bloom and every single tuber.
Huge pillowy Dahlias. This large dinner plate variety is perfect for brides and wedding florists. The flowers are the most unusual blend of pale creamy blush pink mocha. They just seem to go with everything!!
Dark green heart shaped foliage, Dahlia ‘Cafe Au Lait’ makes an impressive garden plant.
Flower type: Dinner plate / Large Decorative
Height: 100-120 cm (Tall)
Flower Size: 22 cm
Position: Full Sun
Plant spacing: 60 cm (min)
Pinch: when plants are 30cm tall (Pinching will be covered in detail on Instagram Stories)
Cutting /Vase Life:
Dahlias do not continue to open once cut so pick when blooms are ¾ of the way open. Check the back of the flower head to check all the petals are perfect. The petals turn papery, drop and lose colour once they start to go over. Deadhead flowers to give plants back the energy to ripen the next flower rather than work on producing seed.
Place flowers straight into ready buckets of water, we rest our blooms for a few hours in water, this is called conditioning.