Star Elite dahlias can grow well both in pots and in the ground, but there are some factors to consider when deciding which option is best for your needs.
When grown in pots, dahlias can be moved around to take advantage of the best light and temperature conditions, making them a good choice for gardeners with limited space. Potted dahlias are also easier to protect from pests and diseases. However, dahlias grown in pots may require more frequent watering and fertilizing, and they may have limited space for root growth, which can affect their overall size and health.
On the other hand, dahlias planted in the ground have more space to grow and develop a strong root system. They can also benefit from natural soil nutrients and moisture, which may reduce the need for extra fertilizing and watering. However, dahlias planted in the ground are more vulnerable to pests and diseases, and they may be affected by weather conditions such as heavy rain or frost.
Ultimately, the choice between pot or ground planting for your Star Elite dahlias will depend on your specific gardening goals, space, and resources.