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Dahlias (Bulbs and Tubers)

Several centuries ago, dahlia flowers have made a long journey from America to Europe and managed to adapt to a variety of climatic conditions. Today dahlia flowers are loved and cultivated all over the globe. What is the secret of such popularity? These plants are beautiful, elegant, diverse, and easy to care for. It is enough to know a couple of simple tricks to make the dahlia plant become a queen of your flower bed and garden! Read below for more info about the varieties and secrets of care.

Dahlias Flowering

Vast Diversity of Dahlia Tubers

Dahlia tubers are one of the most spectacular and long-flowering plants in the garden. They have a fairly huge palette of colours and a variety of shapes. Their flowering lasts from mid-summer until the first autumn frosts. This is the most important advantage. There are about 12 types of dahlia tubers for sale, and about 15 thousand varieties. The classification of these plants is associated with their shape. At the moment, The following popular shapes of dahlias for sale are available.

  • Anemone Flowering
  • Ball
  • Cactus
  • Collarette
  • Decorative
  • Dwarf
  • Fimbriata
  • Orchid Flowering
  • Peony Flowering
  • Pom-Pom
  • Single flowering
  • Waterlily

The diversity of a dahlia for sale is so impressive because people can use these plants for flower beds and also for borderlines. Dahlias are astonishing, and they are completely easy to treat. The main condition needed for their successful cultivation and lush blooming is the perfect planting site. Provide the required soil composition, timely watering, and feeding.

Why Gardeners Appreciate Dwarf Dahlias

Dwarf dahlias are a great option for decorating borders and garden lawns, for growing in containers and pots. The dwarf dahlia usually reaches 25-30 cm in height. Under different environmental conditions, these flowers can reach both higher and lower heights. Dwarf plants have recently become very popular. Their advantage is that there is no need to tie flowers or perform complex care during the growing season. Take your time to study the extensive dahlia catalogue on Dutch-bulbs.com and choose the best option for your garden.

How to Treat the Dahlia Plant

Start treating your plants by selecting the perfect location. The plant hates drafts but requires a well-ventilated and well-lit place. Dahlias need to be planted in a well-lit site, hidden from the winds. The soil has to be well-drained, permeable and fertilized. To keep the plants safe from illness and degenerating, we recommend changing their location in your garden at least once every two years. This allows the soil to rest for three years.

Dahlia Bulbs and Tubers

How to Prepare Dahlia Bulbs for Planting

We encourage you to prepare for planting dahlia bulbs (tubers) in April:

  1. Get rid of any dry roots and damaged areas.
  2. Plant the tubers in a pot with fertilized soil and store them in a well-lit place at 18 °C for several weeks.
  3. As soon as the buds appear, the tubers can be cut into pieces so each has a bud.
  4. Germinate the roots in the box, and plant them in the soil.

You can buy cheap dahlia tubers in spring and plant them in the ground in late May or early July. The holes for the plants should be three times larger than the bulbs. At the bottom of the hole, use a layer of rotted compost. Put the sprouted tuber there and dig so that a few centimetres of the stem is underground. Water the plants generously with cold water, and mulch the surrounding soil.

Where to Buy Dahlia Plants Online

Do not hesitate to buy dahlia plants online in our online store Dutch-bulbs.com. You can find plenty of special offers for dahlia plants for sale as well as various wholesale prices on our website. We guarantee the highest quality of our planting materials and fast delivery for 30 countries around the world. Take your time to study our catalogue and feel free to consult with our friendly customer support if you have any questions. Good luck!

Frequently asked questions about Spring Flowering Dahlias

When to Plant Dahlias Tubers?

Dahlias are not winter-hardy and cannot tolerate frost. Plant them outdoors after the last spring night frost, depending on the region where you live. In fall, dig up and bring tubers inside before the first fall night frost.

How to Plant Dahlias Tubers?

Planting Dahlia is a piece of cake. The perfect time is in spring when there is no chance of frost. Just follow these four steps.

Step 1

Choose a sunny spot in the garden where the Dahlia can shine. Some Dahlias grow to a height of 2 metres, others 30 cm. Please give them a place where the length of the Dahlia can easily stand out from the rest of the planting.

Step 2

Rake the soil well to make it nice and airy. Remove weeds and small stones at the same time so that the Dahlia feels entirely at home.

Step 3

Dig a hole in which the Dahlia bulb will fit comfortably. Place the Dahlia in the hole with the piece of the old stalk facing upwards. Cover the Dahlia with the dug soil.  Make sure the hole is not too deep because Dahlias like to feel the warmth of the sun. They only need to be planted a few centimetres below the surface; the crown under the old flower stem may even be visible.

Step 4

Pour a generous splash of water over the planted Dahlia. This ensures that the tuber quickly starts to take root.

When do Dahlias Flowers Bloom?

Dahlias start blooming about 6-8 weeks after planting, usually at the beginning of July. The flowering lasts until October or even November in milder climates. Its blooming season lasts for 12-15 weeks.

How to Store and Overwinter Dahlia Tubers?

Remove the bulbs from the ground carefully and store them in a well-ventilated container at around 6-8 degrees. Make sure to check the bulbs throughout the winter.

How to care for Dahlias?

As soon as the dahlia bulb feels the warmth of the sun, it starts to grow. The first shoots appear after a few weeks. After about four to six weeks, depending on the type of bulb, the first flowers are visible. Water the plant when it is very dry. Also cut away the spent flowers, then the plant will produce new ones. Are the flowers drooping due to rain or wind? Support them with a stick, with string or with special rings for tall dahlias.

Where is the Best Place to Buy Dahlia Bulbs and Tubers?

The best place to buy your dahlia bulbs is where you are not limited by the variety you can choose from, and when you want it. The store can be online or offline, and it should have a reputation for providing quality products to its clients. We are among the suppliers that give satisfaction to every customer we serve. Our dahlia tubers are reliable and are free from infections. Visit our website today and know more about our bulbs and why gardeners have so many good things to say about our products.