A colorful mainstay in the late summer garden, dahlias add a steady supply of bright, beautiful flowers until they’re killed by frost. After that, they can be overwintered as perennials in the right conditions or lifted and stored to be cultivated as annuals. Learn how to overwinter tender dahlias now in our guide.
Dahlias are so beautiful that it’s even more frustrating than usual when they don’t blossom. Common causes can be the wrong light, water, or feeding routine, but pests or disease issues may also lead to flowering failure. Learn nine common reasons why dahlias fail to bloom and how to deal with them.
If you want a flower that’s so eye-catching it’s impossible to ignore, dinnerplate dahlias are truly unmatched. The blossoms are positively huge, with fascinating whorls of petals in colors ranging from white to fuchsia to nearly black. Learn how to grow these massive, beautiful blooms in this comprehensive guide.
Don’t have a big area to plant your dream dahlia garden? No problem, grow your dahlias in containers. These cottage garden favorites lend themselves nicely to potting so you can enjoy their incomparable beauty even if you’re short on space. This guide explains how to plant and care for dahlias in pots. Read more now.
There are over 50,000 different varieties of dahlia, from peony to pom-pom. If you’re a fan, you can never have enough. Taking cuttings is an easy way to turn one tuber into five, ten, or even more plants, all for free. Check out our guide to successful dahlia propagation from cuttings. Read more now.
Dahlias are a summer delight, their tall stems supporting a rainbow of flowers, from the symmetrical perfection of the pom-poms to the double blooms of the spiky cactus type. However, they need some support to look their best. We’ll go over the best ways to stake your dahlias in this guide. Read more now.
One of the happy bonuses to growing dahlias is all the free plants you get when you spend a little time processing the tubers in fall or spring. Find out the basics of how to successfully dig and divide dahlias, including the best time of year, the important parts of the tuber, and why sharp tools are crucial. Read more.
Dahlias, with their luscious summer color, are blooms gardeners look forward to. It’s crushing if pests get to them before you can enjoy them. Sadly, quite a variety of pests like to snack on dahlias. Check out this guide to learn all you need to know about these common pests and how to deal with them. Read more now.
Tuberous flowering dahlias light up midsummer to autumn gardens in bold shades ranging from pink and purple to yellow, orange, and red. Read on to learn about 19 flowering companion plants that share the same cultural requirements for soil, sun, and water, and get your beds and borders ready for a spectacular display.
Dahlias are bright, beautiful flowers that are much loved in the late season garden. And with such a marvelous selection of colors, forms, and sizes to choose from, deciding which type is best for your garden can be tough. Learn about the different types of dahlias and how they are classified in this guide. Read more now.
Looking for reliable, bold color for the late season garden? Delightful dahlias are a perfect fit. From dwarf cultivars to jumbo dinner plates, and in almost every imaginable color, these dazzling tubers flower consistently from summer until they’re felled by frost. Read all about how to plant and grow dahlias now.
Dahlias are spectacular, long-lasting flowers that add reliable color to the late season garden. But these plants are frost tender and don’t like wet feet. They need to lifted for winter storage and benefit from having their tubers divided in spring. Learn how to lift and store your dahlias during winter in this guide.