Dahlias - Knowledgebase Question

Montebello, CA
Question by tgwong123
March 18, 2000
I planted several dahlia tubers over 3 weeks ago, and none of them has started growing yet. The tubers look okay (we dug a few up to check on them). How long does it usually take before they show the first signs of growth?

Answer from NGA
March 18, 2000


Dahlias prefer to grow in warm soils, so perhaps the air temperature is warm in your garden, but the soil is still a little clammy. Dahlias in my garden normally sprout within 3 weeks of planting so yours should begin showing signs of life pretty soon. Dahlias are such spectacular bloomers that they're definitely worth the wait!

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