Note: We are no longer selling dahlia tubers. Be sure to check out our list of favorite dahlia tuber sources. Because so many gardeners reference our photos and descriptions, we have kept them on our site.
The vibrant fire engine-red flowers of this eye-catching variety light up even the darkest corners of the garden. ‘Caliente’ has large flowers and long, strong stems that are great for cutting.
Flower type: formal decorative
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 80-100 days
Plant spacing: 12-18”
Pinch: when plants are 12” tall
Cut when blooms are ¾ of the way open, but not overly ripe. To do this, check the back of each flower head, looking for firm and lush petals versus papery or slightly dehydrated ones. Place into water with hydrator, or sear stem ends by placing into 160-180° water and allow to cool for 1 hour. Blooms will last 5-6 days.
Shipping & Delivery
Once an order has been placed, we cannot add or subtract items. If you want any additional items not included in your original order, please place a new order. We are unable to combine separately placed orders.
Floret offers limited international shipping of seeds. At this time Floret only ships seeds to Canada, Australia (50 packet limit), and the United States.
As of November 2019, Floret no longer ships seeds to countries in the European Union. Read more about this decision and access our list of international specialty seed sources.
Please note that international orders may take up to a month to arrive and may be subject to additional restrictions or duties, which vary by country and the contents of your order.
If you are placing an order from outside the United States, it is your responsibility to understand your country’s restrictions, duties, and any special requirements in order to receive imported goods. If your country restricts packages based on the value of the contents, you must ensure that each order you place is within this limit. If you wish to order seeds or products that exceed that value, you should place separate orders, each within the limit.
Floret LLC has no control over additional fees and is not responsible for confiscated items, delayed orders, or any additional duties or taxes that may be imposed by your country’s customs office or other government agencies.
Packages returned to Floret due to a failure or refusal to pay the duties or taxes are ineligible for a refund of shipping fees and will be subject to a 20% restocking fee.
Due to export restrictions we are NOT able to ship the following products to Australia or Canada.
Apple of Peru
Chocolate Lace Flower
Cress (specific varieties)
Love-in-a-Mist (specific varieties)
Orlaya White Finch Lace
If you live outside of the United States and put any of these prohibited items in your cart you will be unable to check out.