Dahlias are One of Summers Easiest Plants to Grow

Dahlias are one of summers easiest plants to grow. They give you late summer color when most other garden plants have passed or on their way to being done for the season. The big, beautiful blooms Dahlias produce are fabulous flowers to cut and bring in for beautiful summer bouquets. They are also great for patio and deck containers livening up any outdoor space with their gorgeous colors. There is a dahlia in every color and size. You'll be sure to find one that suits your taste!

Growing Dahlias is easy with just a few simple instructions to follow. We sell a great variety of Dahlias in a multitude of colors, sizes and shapes for every purpose from garden bloom to cutting to patio containers.

How do you grow them? Dahlias are most often grown from tubers (like bulbs) planted in the spring. When purchasing from us, you will find detailed information about each Dahlia variety on our product pages. Choose your color, height, bloom size and variety (i.e. Cactus, dinnerplate, semi-dinnerplate, decorative, ball-flowering, anemone flowering etc.) Basically, just choose what appeals to you. Our Dahlias come in bags of tubers.

Choose a location for planting. Dahlias need full sun, so choose a place that gets 8 hours of direct or filtered sun a day. Dig a hole 4 to 5 inches deep. If you are planting multiple dahlia tubers, space them 12 to 18 inches apart. Place the dahlia tuber in the hole. Tubers should be planted with the eyes pointing upward, but even if planted upside down the plant should grow. Replace the soil and pack it down firmly. Water it well after planting so its roots begin to form. Tubers planted in wet soil do not need to be watered. In the week after planting, it should be watered every one or two days from there forward. Once the plant begins to grow, if you have purchased a taller variety with heavy blooms, staking will aid in keeping the plants upright. We find we don't normally have to stake any of them but sometimes you might need to.

That is pretty much it, so happy planting!

In mid- late summer depending on your area, you will be enjoying your beautiful, striking Dahlia blooms!

See Dahlia varieties available for purchase!

Any questions on growing Dahlias or our Dahlia varieties just contact us at support@vermontwildflowerfarm.com