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    🚚 Shipping Starts: Sold out for season 2024
    📦 Quantity per Package: 1 Big Tuber

    ☀️ Light Required: Full Sun / Partial Shade
    🌷 Height: 35-37"
    🌸 Blooming Period: Jul - Sep
    🌱 Bulb Size: I (Top Size)
    Planting Distance: 18"
    Planting Depth: 2"
    📍 Hardiness Zone: Zone 8-10
    🦌 Deer Resistant: No
    💐 Minimum Bulbs for Effect: 2-3

    About Vancouver

    Looking for a stunning addition to your garden? Look no further than the Decorative Dahlia Vancouver. This beautiful flower is sure to add color and beauty to any space.

    • Large, vibrant blooms in shades of fuchsia, red, and purple with white edging
    • Easy to grow and maintain, making it perfect for both experienced and beginner gardeners
    • Long blooming season from summer to fall
    • Can be planted in pots or in the ground
    • Hardy and drought-tolerant
    • Large blooms (some up to 8" across!) 
    • Will grow to a max height of around 3 feet

    How to care for Vancouver

    • Plant the tubers in well-draining soil in a sunny location. 
    • Cover with 2-3 inches of soil and water well. 
    • Once the plants reach about 6 inches tall, begin staking them to prevent falling over. 
    • Water regularly, keeping the soil consistently moist but not soggy. 
    • Deadhead the blooms regularly to encourage more blooms to appear.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Hereby are the steps to planting:

    • To plant Vancouver dahlias, choose a sunny spot with well-draining soil.
    • Plant the tubers in the spring, after the last frost date in your area, at a depth of about 4-5 inches and spaced about 18-24 inches apart.
    • Water the dahlias regularly to keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy.
    • Provide support for the plants as they grow, such as stakes or cages.
    • Pinch out the top of the plant when it reaches about 12 inches tall to encourage bushier growth.
    • Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer every 2-4 weeks
    • Deadhead regularly to promote continuous blooming.
    • In the fall, dig up the tubers and store them in a cool, dry place for the winter.

    The best month to plant Vancouver dahlias is typically in late April or mid-May. Dahlias are tender tubers, and they need warm soil temperatures to start growing. In northern regions, the average last frost date is around mid-May, so waiting until late April or early May ensures that the soil has warmed up sufficiently.

    Planting in May also allows the dahlias to establish themselves before the hottest months of the summer. It's important to avoid planting too early in the spring, as the tubers can rot in cold, damp soil.

    If you live in a warmer area, such as USDA zone 8 or higher, planting Vancouver dahlias earlier in the season is perfect.

    Soaking Vancouver dahlias before planting is not necessary, but it can be helpful in encouraging the tubers to sprout more quickly. Soaking can also soften the outer layer of the tubers, making it easier for them to absorb moisture and nutrients from the soil.

    However, it's important not to soak the tubers for too long, as this can cause them to rot. A good rule of thumb is to soak the tubers for no more than 2 hours before planting. Ultimately, whether or not to soak the dahlias before planting is up to personal preference and may depend on the individual gardener's experience and specific growing conditions.

    Vancouver 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 Vancouver dahlias will depend on your specific gardening goals, space, and resources.

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