Frequently Asked Questions
|🚚 Shipping Starts:
|3rd week of March '24
|📦 Quantity per Package:
|1 Big Tuber
|☀️ Light Required:
|Full Sun / Partial Shade
|🌸 Blooming Period:
|Jul - Sep
|🌱 Bulb Size:
|I (Top Size)
|↔ Planting Distance:
|↕ Planting Depth:
|📍 Hardiness Zone:
|🦌 Deer Resistant:
|💐 Minimum Bulbs for Effect:
To plant Singer dahlias in the ground, you should first choose a location with well-drained soil and full sun. Dig a hole about 4-5 inches deep and mix in some compost or fertilizer. Place the dahlia tuber in the hole with the "eyes" facing up and cover it with soil, leaving about 2 inches of soil above the tuber.
Water thoroughly and continue to water regularly, keeping the soil consistently moist but not soggy. As the dahlia grows, you may need to stake it for support. Deadhead spent blooms regularly to encourage new growth and blooms. In colder climates, dig up the tubers before the first frost and store them in a cool, dry place until spring.
Soaking Singer dahlia tubers before planting can help to accelerate the growth process by providing the tubers with moisture and nutrients. This is particularly important if the soil in your planting area is dry or nutrient-poor.
Soaking the tubers for a few hours or overnight can also help to promote strong and healthy growth by reducing the risk of fungal infections or rot. However, it's important not to soak the tubers for too long, as this can lead to waterlogged roots and other problems. So, while soaking your Singer dahlias before planting can be beneficial, it's important to do so in moderation and with care.
Singer dahlias are typically considered tender perennials, which means they are not hardy enough to survive freezing temperatures and frosts during the winter months. Therefore, it is generally not recommended to leave Singer dahlias in the ground over winter in areas with cold climates.
Instead, it is advisable to dig up the tubers in the fall after the first frost, store them in a cool, dry place, and replant them in the spring.
However, in warmer climates where the ground does not freeze, it may be possible to leave Singer dahlias in the ground over winter, but it is still important to provide them with proper protection from cold and wet conditions.
Singer dahlias are usually planted in the spring after the danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed up. In most (northern) regions, this is around late April to early May. It's important to wait until the soil has warmed up because cold soil can cause the tubers to rot.
If you live in an area with a warm climate, such as USDA zone 8 or higher, you can plant your Singer dahlias earlier in spring.
Before planting, it's important to prepare the soil by adding compost or other organic matter to improve drainage and fertility. Plant the tubers about 4-5 inches deep and 18 inches apart. Water thoroughly after planting and keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. With proper care and maintenance, Singer dahlias should produce beautiful blooms from midsummer until the first frost.