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Questions tagged [dahlias]

Genus of bushy, tuberous perennials; commonly grown for their flowers.

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What flower is this with long numerous white and purple petals?

Can someone please help me to identify this lovely flower. Thank you
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Dahlia question

I'm asking for a friend who is puzzled. She purchased this dahlia five years ago. The first four year all the tips of the petels were uniformly white as she expected. She divided the tubers at the ...
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How many dahlia tubers can I plant in a pot 12 inch pot

I have bought Dahlia tubers from a big box hardware store. According to the packages there are 3 plants per package. Each package contained 1 clump that was about fist sized and two smaller clumps (...
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How to separate seeds from chaff (husk)?

I have harvested seeds from Zinnia elegans and Dahlia variabilis and I don't know how to easily separate the seeds from the chaff. I have put them in a bag and shaked it hoping that the seeds will ...
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How can I preserve and propagate a color sport in my dahlias?

I have several Hulin's Carnival dahlias in my garden, whose flowers are normally white with flecks or large patches of wine: This year, one of them has put out a stalk that has pink flowers instead ...
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How do I collect annual Dahlia seeds?

I have an annual Dahlia and I would like to save some seeds for next year. I've heard it is easy, but I don't know how to do it. Most of the flowers have dropped their petals. The plants are about 8" ...
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Can dahlias be grown as perennials?

The wikipedia article on dahlia says that they are perennial plants. However, the dahlia section at my local garden center claims (in their little info booklets) that they are annuals. Upon further ...
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How are dahlia tubers overwintered?

I grow several types of dahlias every year, and dig up the tubers in late Fall to keep them for next year. I cover them in potting compost and put them in the back corner of my basement which is dark,...