Where to Buy Dahlia Tubers
How to buy the best dahlias and more
Here on the Celtic farm we love our dahlias, and grow many different varieties and sell bulbs as well. But all dahlias are not created equal, and the tuber stock you start with definitely has an impact on the size shape and beauty of the flowers that coming spring. Dahlias are beautiful and vibrant flowers that come in a variety of shapes and sizes. From large dinner plate dahlias to small pompom dahlias, these blooms can add a pop of color to any garden. But before you can enjoy the beauty of these flowers, you first need to know where to buy dahlias.
Who Sells Dahlia Bulbs?
The first step in learning where to buy dahlias is to find a reputable supplier of dahlia bulbs. Thankfully, there are a variety of retailers that sell dahlia bulbs and tubers, both online and in-store. Garden centers and local nurseries are a great resource for finding dahlia bulbs, but if you are a picky gardener, and want quality bulbs, you need to do a little work and research. Typically dahlia experts, farmers, can help. And If you’re looking for a wider selection, many online tuber and bulb retailers offer dahlias as well. Here is a link to where you can buy dahlias online:
Potted Dahlias vs Dahlia Bulbs
When looking to buy dahlias, you may come across potted dahlias in addition to bulbs and tubers. Potted dahlias are a great option if you’re looking for instant gratification in your garden. These plants are already mature and will begin to bloom within a few weeks.
However, if you’re looking for a larger selection of dahlias, bulbs and tubers are the way to go. With bulbs and tubers, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of different varieties. Plus, you’ll get the satisfaction of growing the plants from scratch.
Growing Dahlia from Seed
Like any other plant on the planet, you can also start dahlias from seed. Growing dahlias from seed is like having Christmas in Spring: they are completely random, and you will get all colors shapes sizes and varieties when they bloom. The only way to get like dahlias in spring, is to grow them from tubers. What we do here on the farm as we grow a large variety from seed, pick the best ones, and harvest the tubers to grow the like variety in following seasons. If you have a passion for gardening this is fun and rewarding. You can read our guide here: Growing Dahlias from Seed
Growing Tips for Dahlias
Now that you know where to buy dahlias, it’s time to get them in the ground. Dahlias are a relatively easy flower to grow, but there are a few tips to keep in mind.
The first step is to choose a spot that has well-drained soil and receives at least six hours of direct sunlight a day. Once you’ve chosen the right spot, plant the bulbs or tubers 2-3 inches deep in the soil. After planting, be sure to water the soil regularly and keep an eye out for any pests or diseases.
Dahlias are a beautiful and vibrant flower that can add a pop of color to any garden. Once you’ve chosen the perfect spot, just remember to water regularly and watch for pests or diseases. With a little bit of care, you’ll be able to enjoy these beautiful blooms in no time.