Dahlia Decorative

Gerrie Hoek

*Available August through to December*
  • 100-110cm

  • 5-10cm

  • Full Sun

Dahlia Gerrie Hoek - a delightful wedding Dahlia, incredibly popular in European weddings.

New to us, but this beauty has been around for a long time, and will continue to be for a long time yet!

This Decorative, Waterlily type Dahlia is a fantastic cutflower - soft pinky pastel, upward facing blooms, and incredibly strong stems. Ideal in the vase. Usually one of the first Dahlias to bloom for the season.

Blooms are 12-15cm wide, and the plant will grow to around 1.2m.


- The best time to plant Dahlias here in NZ is September or October, but can be planted anytime from mid August through to late December.

- Dahlias love sun ,so choose a nice sunny spot in your garden. Ideally a spot that gets at least 4 hours of full sun a day.

- Dahlias will grow in almost any soil, but prefer well drained loamy soil conditions.

- Prepare the ground a few weeks before planting by digging over the soil thoroughly and adding a little well rotted compost and an application of general fertiliser.

- Before planting the tubers, apply stakes (for larger varieties) staking after planting damages roots and tubers.

- Plant your Dahlia tubers about 5-10cm deep and about 50cm apart with the eye facing upwards. Water well and keep moist being careful not to over-water.

For a full overview of how to plant Dahlias visit our Gardeners Guide.

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