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Dahlias

Discover our Dazzling Dahlia Tubers

Welcome to our exquisite collection of dahlia tubers! From dinnerplate-sized blooms to delicate pompons, our Dahlias will transform your outdoor space into a horticultural paradise. Planting Dahlia tubers in the spring ensures a gorgeous garden throughout the summer and early autumn. Easy to grow and maintain, these spectacular flowers are a must-have for any green thumb. 

Discover the alluring Cafe au Lait Dahlia, the stunning Peaches and Cream Dahlia, and other dazzling blooms to bring color and charm to your garden, all sourced from trusted growers and ready to thrive in your garden.

Frequently Asked Questions

The optimal time for planting Dahlia tubers is in the spring season, specifically after the last frost has occurred and the soil has had a chance to warm up. This window typically ranges between April and May, although it can vary based on the specific climate and region you reside in. Dahlias are absolutely not hardy in areas with cold winters.

By planting Dahlias during this period, you provide them with the ideal conditions for robust growth, ensuring a vibrant and long-lasting display throughout the summer and early autumn months.

In areas with a milder climate, such as in USDA hardiness zone 8 and up, you can plant Dahlia tubers earlier in the season.

When planting Dahlia bulbs, or tubers, it is crucial to place them at the proper depth to promote healthy growth and flower production. Generally, tubers should be positioned approximately 2 to 3 inches deep within the soil, with the eye of the tuber facing upwards. It is important to not plant them too deep.

In addition to planting depth, it is essential to provide adequate space between each tuber to ensure they have sufficient room to grow. A spacing of about 18 to 24 inches apart is recommended for most Dahlia varieties. Following these guidelines for planting depth and spacing will encourage strong root development, improved overall plant health, and a more abundant floral display in your garden.

Dahlias are sun-loving plants that flourish when provided with ample sunlight. For optimal growth and flower production, Dahlias require a minimum of 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight each day. By selecting a planting location in your garden that receives an abundance of sunlight, you create the ideal environment for your Dahlias to thrive.

When choosing a site, consider observing the sun patterns in your garden throughout the day to ensure your Dahlias will receive the necessary sunlight. Additionally, avoid planting Dahlias near structures or taller plants that may cast shadows on them, as this can inhibit their growth and overall performance.

Proper watering is essential for the health and growth of Dahlias. To maintain optimal soil moisture levels, aim to provide your Dahlias with about 1 to 1.5 inches of water per week, either through natural rainfall or supplemental watering methods. It is crucial to keep the soil moist but avoid overwatering, as soggy soil can lead to root rot and other issues.

When watering, focus on providing a slow, deep soak to encourage water penetration to the root zone. Implementing a drip irrigation system or using a soaker hose can be an effective way to deliver consistent moisture without causing excessive wetness. Regularly monitoring the soil moisture levels around your Dahlias will help ensure they receive the proper amount of water for healthy growth and beautiful blooms.

Caring for Dahlias after they have bloomed is essential for ensuring their survival and promoting healthy growth in the following season. After the first frost, trim the foliage to about 2 to 4 inches above the ground. Carefully dig up the tubers using a fork or spade, taking caution not to damage them. Gently remove excess soil and let the tubers dry for a few days in a cool, dry location.

Once dry, store the tubers in a well-ventilated container filled with slightly moist peat moss or vermiculite. Place the container in a cool, dry place with a temperature between 40-50¬įF (4-10¬įC) throughout the winter. Regularly check the tubers for signs of rot or mold and discard any affected tubers. Replant the tubers in the spring, following the recommended planting guidelines.

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