The Q&A Archives: Growing Dahlias in Zone 9

Question: Will dahlias do well in south Texas, zone 9, with hot humid, long summers and alkaline soil? What about in large pots? Thank you. Connie Brewer Buda, TX

Answer: Dahlias like cool temperatures and moisture. I fear that South Texas is too warm summer and winter for dahlias. They like a dormant period in winter too. I'd suggest growing them in containers in a sheltered spot from the afternoon sun and contacting the dahlia company listed below for the types best suited for Texas. Connell's Dahlias 10616 Waller Rd. East Tacoma, WA 98446 206-531-0292

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