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DAHLIA TUBERS

Coming March 11, 2023!

We love growing dahlias! Each year we divide our tubers so that we can share them with you.  We had a wonderful sale at Seedy Saturday and we still have some great varieties available.  See the list below, we will try our best to keep if up to date.  If you would like purchase any please fill out the form below, or email us. 

 

Local pick-up only this year.  

Tubers are $10 each or $9 each when you buy 5 or more.  Taxes included.

Varieties available in 2023:

American Dawn - Sold Out

Apple Blossom - Sold Out

Boom Boom White- Sold Out

Breakout- Sold Out

Brown Sugar - Sold Out

Burlesca - Sold Out

Buttercup - Sold Out

Café au Lait- Sold Out

Camano Buzz- Sold Out

Chilson's Pride- Sold Out

Cornel - Sold Out

Cornel Bronze - available

Crichton Honey- Sold Out

Daisy Duke - Sold Out

Diva - available

Ferncliff Copper- Sold Out

Ferncliff Spice - available

French Doll- Sold Out

Gingersnap- Sold Out

Golden Scepter- Sold Out

Hy Suntan - Sold Out

Irish Glow- Sold Out

Isabel- Sold Out

Jowey Nicky - available

Jowie Winnie - available

Koko Puff- Sold Out

L'Ancresse- Sold Out

Linda's Baby- Sold Out

Liquid Desire- Sold Out

Mission Pixie- Sold Out

Nicolas- Sold Out

Nuit d'Ete - Sold Out

Pink Runner- Sold Out

Purple Fox- Sold Out

Rebecca's World- Sold Out

Salmon Runner- Sold Out

Seattle- Sold Out

Silver Years - Sold Out

Skipley Lois Jean - available

Sweet Nathalie- Sold Out

Tahoma April - Sold Out

Valley Rust Bucket - available

Zundart Mystery Fox- Sold Out

ORDER TUBERS

If you would like to order tubers for local pick-up at our farm gate, please fill out the form below or send us an email directly to blossomyflowerfarm@gmail.com

Thanks for ordering! 

We will email you back to confirm your order and send you and invoice for payment.

Dahlia Planting Instructions

  1. Dahlias are heat lovers and should be planted in an area of full sun for best results.  Plant once the soil has warmed up and the danger of frost has pasted.  This is roughly end of April or early May in the Powell River area and it varies depending on where you live and where you plan to plant.  If the area is near your house or protected and you know that it doesn’t freeze there, you can plant earlier than in a field where a late spring frost might get it. 

  2. Prepare your planting hole by mixing in some good compost, a sprinkling of bone meal and some balanced organic fertilizer.  Mix this all in well.  Dig a hole 4” deep and place the tuber on its side with the growth eye facing up.  Cover with soil.   Dahlia plants get to be quite large, so space them about 12 inches apart on all sides. 

  3. Do not water your tubers until you start to see the green growth come up through the soil.  

 

** To get a head start with your tubers, you can pot them up in a bright, warm spot indoors or in a greenhouse.  Plant the tubers with the neck up and popping out of the soil – don’t bury them like you would when planting them in the ground.  Keep them moist but not soaking.  Once they start to grow you will need to water regularly but again not soaking.  Once it is time plant them outside, plant the tuber 4” below the soil like usual and fill in the soil around the plant that is now growing.  Depending on timing you can have flowers a few weeks earlier this way.

 

Dahlia Care

  1. Once your plants are up through the soil you will want to water consistently.

  2. Slugs and snails can be a problem when they are first growing up through the soil.  If you struggle with slugs, you can protect them until they are large enough to outgrow the slugs by covering them with plastic dome (I have used translucent milk jugs or plastic pop bottles cut in half.  it is not pretty, but this stage doesn’t last very long).  Slug bait is also an option.

  3. When the plants are about a foot tall, pinch out or cut off the tap 4” of the growing center.  This encourages the plant to branch out from the base and gives you more flowers and longer stems in the end. 

  4. By midsummer tall plants will need some support.  Place tall sturdy stakes next to the tubers close to planting time and tie stems to the stake as required.  If you have lots of plants in rows, you can corral them but placing study posts around your planting area and running twine from post to post.  Usually, two layers is enough.

  5. Dahlia are not a super long lasting cut flower, but you can get 5-7 days if cut at the right time.  For longest vase life, you want to cut them before they are almost fully open.  Check the back of the flower head to see that there are no fading petals.  Cut them in the cool of the morning or evening into a clean bucket with flower preservative if you have it. 

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