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dahlia faq

Growing Dahlias FAQ

Questions and answers about dahlias

  • What is the best soil for growing dahlias? The best soil for growing dahlias is a well-draining, fertile soil with a pH level between 6.5 and 7.5. It should be rich in organic matter and have some sand, silt, and clay for adequate drainage and aeration. If your soil does not meet these requirements, you can add amendments such as compost, peat moss, or sand to improve the soil structure.
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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

All About Dahlias

  Dahlia is a perennial plant native to Mexico; bushy, tuberous, herbaceous  and revered for their amazing beauty. A member of the Asteraceae (or Compositae), dicotyledonous plants, related species include the Sunflower, Daisy, Chrysanthemum, and Zinnia. There are 42 species of dahlia, with hybrids commonly grown as garden plants. Flower forms are variable, with one head per stem; these can be as small as 2″/5cm in diameter or up to 12″/ 30cm (The dinner plateRead the rest
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