Dahlias are so versatile – they come in so many colors, sizes and shapes! The size of the gorgeous dahlia flowers range from 1/2 inch to 12 inches and more. There are daisy like single types as well as fully double types with intermediate forms such as collarettes and anemone types. Dahlias come in every color except blue.
These beautiful spiky flowers originate from Mexico and are tuberous-rooted perennials that bloom from mid summer till the first frost. We love them not only for their undeniable beauty, but also because they are so low maintenance and easy to grow!
If you’d like to try and grow dahlias in your garden then you will need to know the basics on how to plant them and care for them. As always, we are here to help with 10 easy tips…
1. Where to plant
Dahlias love full sun as well as a well drained, rich and fertile soil. They also love lots of food while they grow so make sure you dig in lots of compost or manure as well as a top-dress with a general purpose fertilizer.
If there is enough food dahlias will make big fat roots that are crucial for the growth of leaves and flowers. With a well prepared soil and lots of sun you will have beautiful dahlias in no time.