What is your garden missing? Beautifully arranged Dahlia flowers are the answer. With a bulb that ranges in color from yellow to orange, to red or purple, display your Dahlia in a variety of ways from grouped together to scattered. With its delicate appearance, it comes as no surprise that this flower is a popular cut flower choice.
Dahlia tubers are very tender and absolutely not hardy, so the best time to plant them is when the last frost date has passed. This differs per hardiness zone, but should be around Mothersday in general. For more information check the last frost dates.
Start your Dahlia bulbs off in a one gallon pot and keep them indoors or in a greenhouse.
Do not bury your Dahlia bulbs in soil completely, make sure the tip sticks out of the ground (with the roots down and the ‘eyes’ up). When the last frost date has passed, you can transport your Dahlias outdoors. Dahlias like to stand in the sun, sheltered from the wind.