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    Thread: Anybody else grow Dahlia's?

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      Anybody else grow Dahlia's?

      I grew them years ago and loved them. I ordered a bunch again this year and have them
      out warming up to get those eyes started!

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      I tried them but they dont do very well in pots and the so called Dahl Faced ones they dont bloom enough maybe its the hot Oklahoma summers they dont like
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      I ahve also tried them over the years and they don't do well in pots for me either. When I planted them in the ground the squirrels, moles & voles destroyed them. I think it is to hot here anyway. They are beautiful flowers. Good luck and please post pics of your blooms.
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      I grew them for a few years and they did very well here. So well that I had to keep dividing them until they were taking over. They were beautiful, but I had to dig them all up in the fall and replant in spring and I got tired of doing that with all those tubers and I had boxes of them to store somewhere. It all became too much of a chore, so one year I didn't dig them up, hoping at least some would come back on their own. They didn't.

      I planted a few dwarf ones along the sides of the waterfall a few years back. Since those are under the pond cover for winter they have come back for the last 3 years. They are already blooming since the cover is still on.

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      Never did well for me Do you have to did u the tubers in winter there?
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      They do need to be dug up here too. A lot of people use them as annuals, but expensive.
      We'll see how I do come fall.

      There are several growers that ship them every year around here. I use this place that's just a few minutes
      drive from me:

      https://zachandelisdahliatubers.com/

      A few I look forward to seeing if I can get to bloom!

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      Steve,

      I keep trying to grow them, but I'm not often successful. They don't suffer our summers well. But sometimes things work out. Here's one of last year's dahlias (Darling Bride included for scale).

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      Reading that the consensus is they donít do well in pots, reminded me that this article on the Dahlia organization suggest planting them at the bottom of the pot with only 1/3 soil height. And then slowly adding soil as the stem rises. I wonder if that might help with the success rate. Sure hope so as I have five of them to plant this coming week.

      See article at: https://www.dahlia.org/docsinfo/arti...in-containers/
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      Yes, I've read the same, that they often don't do well in pots. I printed that same article when I got them since
      I thought I'd give a couple a try too. I never can pass up a challenge! Keep us posted how yours do! I've had
      mine in the sun the days that have warned up a little but I've got one eye that's got about 1/2" growth and
      that's it.
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      You sure picked out some pretty ones. Hope they do well for you.
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