Dahlia 'G W's Richard M' in the Dahlias Database

Data specific to Dahlias (Edit)
Form: Water Lily (WL)
Color: Orange (OR)
Variegated (V)
Year Introduced: 2000
Country of Origin: United States
Hybridizer or Originator: Wolfe, G
ADS Classification Code: 7314

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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It's about that time... by frankrichards16 Nov 8, 2017 9:11 PM 48
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Some Dahlias Take a Long Time to Sprout! by kousa Jul 27, 2016 4:09 PM 45
How Are Your Dahlias Doing/Growing? by kousa Sep 21, 2016 7:27 AM 251
My favorite dahlia is.... by frankrichards16 Apr 16, 2016 9:50 AM 17
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