Sunday, March 11, 2018

How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Dahlia Flowers | How to grow Dahlias in Pots

Dahlias are grown from seeds or tubers. They need to be planted in spring season, after the threat of frost has passed. They grow up to 5-6 feet and bloom with flowers of 10-12 inches across. You can also place these beautiful flowers by making floral centerpieces to brighten up your home.


1. Growing Dahlias in Pots


Dahlia are incredibly beautiful and vibrant flowers, comes in exciting array of colors, adding spectacular beauty throughout summer.

They come in fun and striking colors from pastels to gold, neutrals to bronze, bright magenta to deep purple, dark red lavender to peach, and add a dazzling view to the garden!

Dahlias blooms in various forms, and in various varieties like spiky, ball, decorative, cactus, collarette and pompoms.

They can grow well both in pots and gardens. They are fluffy, full, luscious and looks very fascinating. You can also place these beautiful flowers by making floral centerpieces to brighten up your home.

Dahlias are grown from seeds or tubers. They need to be planted in spring season, after the threat of frost has passed. They grow up to 5-6 feet and bloom with flowers of 10-12 inches across. You can buy these flowers from nurseries or even online.


Soil the plant with compost and sand or humus and plant the tubers at least 6 inches deep, and about 2 to 3 feet apart, to get healthy and beautiful flowers. Avoid manure or fresh compost as it's too high in nitrogen. Continue adding soil until just an inch of empty space is left. It will take around 15-20 days to grow. Do not water the tubers right after planting, wait until the sprouts have appeared above the soil.


2. Plant Dahlias Tubers


Planting dahlias in a pot is a great choice for people who have little space in gardens but remember to choose a pot which is at least 12 inches in diameter and depth for optimum growth. Buy pots which are heavy as dahlias grow up to 5-6 feet and are a long standing flowers.

Soil the plant with compost and sand or humus and plant the tubers at least 6 inches deep, and about 2 to 3 feet apart, to get healthy and beautiful flowers. Avoid manure or fresh compost as it's too high in nitrogen. Continue adding soil until just an inch of empty space is left. It will take around 15-20 days to grow. Do not water the tubers right after planting, wait until the sprouts have appeared above the soil.

3. Caring for your Dahlias


Dahlias thrive in full sun with a minimum of 4-6 hours of sunlight per day. Water them at least twice or thrice a week. They start blooming about 7-8 weeks after planting. Spray these flowers with fungicide or insecticide as needed.

They are often discarded after they stop blooming although they can be planted again from the cuttings. You need to cut the plants back to 2-3 inches above ground, trim the yellow leaves and mulch heavily so that they bloom again in fall season.

It's surprising, how many people think that Dahlia is hard to grow, but it's absolutely not, you just need to know the basics. I hope these few tips have helped you.

Happy Gardening!
Have a beautiful day!


17 comments:

  1. I really love dahlias, they are gorgeous! Too bad I have a tiny shade garden!

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  2. Those are such pretty flowers! I love the vibrant color. I'll have to look them up and see if they can grow in the intense heat we have.

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  3. Dahlias are so pretty!! I am just not good at keeping flowers growing. I really want to re-do my flower beds though.

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  4. My grandma used to have a lot of dahlias! She had a very beautiful garden but sadly the only thing I can keep alive are African violets, it's almost impossible to kill them! We moved to a house and we have plenty of space for a garden now, I might try to grow some pretty flowers!

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  5. I have a small space for planting but I do like potted plants. I have bought Dahlia's from the store! I would like to try and get them to come back.

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  6. Dahlias are one of the few flowers I HAVEN'T planted in my gardens yet. Maybe I will have to try to plant some this year, once it gets warmer!

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  7. love flowers dahlias is one of my favorites. Thanks for the tips that you offered

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  8. Oh how lovely is this?? Such beautiful flowers....I would love to try and grow them in my garden.

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  9. The Dahlias look absolutely gorgeous... My hubby loves gardening . we are waiting for the weather in Chicago to become a little pleasant so that we can start planting

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  10. These are so pretty!!! I may try your steps and do this!! I am the worst at keeping plants alive!! I could kill a rock garden....ugh

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  11. These are so pretty. With Spring just around the corner, I'd love to start finding out what flowers I can grow.

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  12. I have never seen Dahlia flowers before which is strange because my dad loves flowers and we always had them around when I was growing up. I will have to show these to my dad. They do look very beautiful.

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  13. nice article.. will grow Dahlia soon..

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  14. I live dahlias! Thanks for the great tips!

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