dahlia bulbs - Knowledgebase Question

canton, Mi
Question by debra56
October 11, 2009
I planted dahlia (plants from the nursery) and now that fall is here I was wondering if I can winter these bulbs to plant next year? If so how do I go about this? Thank-you.


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Answer from NGA
October 11, 2009

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If you leave your dahlias in the ground all winter, they may rot. Wait until frost kills the tops of the plants then cut everything down to ground level and dig the tubers. Brush off excess soil and store them in a cardboard box filled with peat moss. Keep them in a cool, dark place that remains above freezing all winter. In the spring you can divide the cluster of tubers. Cut each tuber from the main stem and replant in your garden. Enjoy!

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