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Dahlias

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Growing Dahlia Plants

The Dahlia Plant: All About Dahlias

Growing and Care of Dahlia Plants

Ok, ok, out of all the flowers we grow, dahlias are our absolute favorite. We have learned quite a bit over the years, and these beautiful ladies are hard to maintain during the hot, hot central California summer. This page and all. our posts are dedicated to those who love these beautiful flowers and want to grow them in the garden to adorn their landscape, as well as cut … Read the rest

How to grow dahlias from. seed

Growing Beautiful Dahlias from Seed – A Guide

Christmas in the Spring – Dahlias From Seed

Last year was the first year we grew dahlias from seed and I am hooked! This method of dahlia propagation is simple, and creates a great surprise in spring as the dahlia seed turn into amazing flowers. Why? Dahlia seeds are not true to the mother plant, so every seed is a new and unique variation. You never know what kind you will get! The only way … Read the rest

Dahlia Cuttings from a Tuber

Propagating Dahlias

Cuttings and Dividing Tubers: Dahlia Propagation

Starting to propagate my dahlias this week, and using a couple of techniques.  In this article i will outline how I am taking tuber cuttings to multiply my stock.  First off, at the beginning of my season, i put my tubers into containers indoors, and cover them about half-way with potting soil so i can catch all the action.  Depending on the type, and the warmth, it usually takes… Read the rest

Dahlia Facts

Botanical Name: Dahlia
Plant Type: Tuber
Bloom Time: Summer
Best Location: Full Sun
Soil: Well-drained, fertile
Diseases: Dahlia mosaic, powdery mildew, smut, leaf spot, rot, gall, mold
Pests: Thrips, mites, aphids, beetles, slugs
Propagation: Cutting tubers
Zone: 8-10
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