Digging Dahlias - Knowledgebase Question

Bremerton, WA
Avatar for pkasa7
Question by pkasa7
November 12, 1997
Is it really necessary to dig dahlias in the fall or can I just leave them in the ground?

Answer from NGA
November 12, 1997
Dahlias grow easily in zones 4-10. In zones 9-10 you can leave the tubers in the ground over the winter (zone 8 with mulch). In all other zones it is best to dig the tubers up before or just after the first mild frost. Gently shake the soil from the tubers, air dry in a cool (35-40 degrees) dry location for a few days, and then store tubers in dry peat moss in the same type of dry, cool environment. Cool garages and attics generally work well for storage but watch out for mice, squirrels, and chipmunks....they love to snack on tubers, bulbs, rhizomes, etc.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

( No account? Join now! )

Today's site banner is by Visual_Botanics and is called "All that detail"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.