Dahlia Waterlily type

Dahlia Waterlily type

Fully double flowers with a flattened shape. Florets are flat with slightly curved margins and give the flowers a very delicate appearance. Flower size is approx. 4-5" / 10-13 cm. And, yes indeed, when in full bloom they do resemble the look of a waterlily.

What You Need To Know Before You Plant:

When Will This Flower Bloom?

Mid Summer continuous into late Fall

When Should I Buy and Plant These Bulbs?


What Kind of Light Does This Bulb Prefer?

Full sun to dappled shade

What Color Will the Flower Be?

See 'popular varieties'

How Far Apart Should I Plant These Bulbs?

18 in / 45 cm

How Deep Should I Dig?

(see planting note) in

How Tall Will It Grow?

40-48 in / 100-120 cm

Is It Deer/Critter Resistant?


How Can I Best Use It in My Landscaping?

In borders, perennial- and flower-beds and for cutflowers.

Other Popular Varieties

'Bonesta' (white & pink), 'Contessa' (red), 'Gerrie Hoek' (pink), 'Glorie van Heemstede' (light yellow), 'Le Castel' (white), 'Nagano' (red, white tips) and 'Twilight Time' (lilac-pink & white).

Additional Information

* PLANTING NOTE: do not plant too deep, the crown of the tuber should be just below or at soil level. Adjust your planting dept according to the size of the tuber.

About the Family

Dahlia Family

Central America, Mexico and Columbia. The Aztecs gathered and cultivated dahlias for food, ceremonial and decorative purposes and the long woody stems of one variety was used for small pipes. The dahlia is named after 18th century Swedish botanist Anders Dahl. It was named the national flower of Mexico in 1963.

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