Dahlia

Dahlia

Regular price 129

  • Plant Type. Outdoor Flowering Plant 
  • Product Height. 6 to 18 Inches 
  • Season. Summer
  • SunlightFull sun
  • Location. Small plants can be spaced 12 inches apart but the big dahlias need to be planted 3 feet apart to accommodate the large bushes. Lay the tuber sprout-side up 3 inches deep in a trench and cover it over with the prepared soil. 
  • Watering. Provide plenty of water to your plants. Water plants deeply once or twice per week. Big dahlias need a support structure to keep the heavy blooms from bending to the ground.
  • Growing in the groundDig down 8 to 12 inches and add compost to increase the porosity and nutrient density since dahlias are big feeders. A good dahlia growing tip is to take this time to incorporate 2 pounds per 100 square feet of a 5-10-15 fertilizer.
  • Fertilising. Fertilise monthly with water soluble fertilizer or twice during the growing season use ½ cup 5-10-10 scattered around the root zone of the plants.