Dahlia 'Fran' in the Dahlias Database

Data specific to Dahlias (Edit)
Size: Large (A): over 8 to 10 inches in diameter.
Form: Informal Decorative (ID)
Color: Orange (OR)
Year Introduced: 1978
Country of Origin: United States
Hybridizer or Originator: Erikson
ADS Classification Code: 1103

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Flowers: Showy
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Days to germinate: 7-21
Depth to plant seed: 1/4 inch
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Leaf
Division
Other: Propagate by taking cuttings of newly emerged shoots
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

Digging, Dividing & Storing Dahlia TubersDigging, Dividing & Storing Dahlia Tubers
October 18, 2015

In the colder climate zones, dahlias have to be dug up in the fall and stored for the winter. I have been digging and storing tubers for many years. I have tried many different methods. Here is what works best for me.

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looking for a close-enough named cultivar by Jai_Ganesha Jul 26, 2017 7:32 PM 4
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It's about that time... by frankrichards16 Nov 8, 2017 9:11 PM 48

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