Splitting Dahlia tubers is a simple and easy method of multiplying your plants and keeping true to the parent variety. You can divide your dahlias in fall or spring (I prefer spring), and if you have the space, you can make it even easy by pre-sprouting them.
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
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
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
Ground Temp: 60°F PH level: 6.5-7.0 Spacing: Bedding Dahlias – 9-12″, Small Flowering 2′, Large 3′ Depth: 6-8″ Time to Bloom: 8 weeks Notes: Do not water right after planting, wait till sprouts appear. … Read the rest