Dahlia Christopher Taylor

Dahlia ‘Christopher Taylor’

Waterlily dahlia

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Dahlia 'Christopher Taylor'
  • Common name: Waterlily dahlia
  • Family: Asteraceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Red

Foliage colour:

Green

Waterlily dahlias bear double, almost flat flowers shaped like a saucer. Dahlia ‘Christopher Taylor’ bears deep crimson flowers from June to September, or longer if deadheaded regularly. It’s ideal for growing in a sunny border and can provide beautiful cut flowers.

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For best results, grow Dahlia ‘Christopher Taylor’ in full sun in fertile, well-drained soil. Deadhead regularly and feed with a potash-rich fertiliser to prolong flowering.

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Lift tubers after the first frosts and store them in a cool, dry situation until March. Then pot them up and keep them in a temperate greenhouse before planting out in late May.

How to grow Dahlia 'Christopher Taylor'

  • Plant size

    1.2m height

    60cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does flower in October

Plant does flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do Take cuttings in March

Do Take cuttings in April

Do Take cuttings in May

Do not Take cuttings in June

Do not Take cuttings in July

Do not Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Dahlia 'Christopher Taylor' and wildlife

Dahlia 'Christopher Taylor' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Dahlia 'Christopher Taylor' poisonous?

Dahlia 'Christopher Taylor' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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