Dahlia 'Sara G' in the Dahlias Database

Data specific to Dahlias (Edit)
Size: Giant (AA): over 10 inches in diameter.
Form: Incurved Cactus (IC)
Color: Light Blend (LB)
Pink (PK)
Year Introduced: 1979
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Hybridizer or Originator: Mantle, T
ADS Classification Code: 410

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

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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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Location: Lindisfarne Dahlia Show -TasmaniaDate: 23/3/13
By gwhizz
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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determining viability of tubers in the spring by PuzzlerBob Nov 30, 2017 6:13 PM 11
If you were to choose just 3 of your Favorite, what would they be? by islander Jun 4, 2017 8:33 AM 17
Get ready, set, START! by CLC70 Jun 11, 2017 8:29 PM 168
Dahlias 2017 by Oberon46 Dec 1, 2017 8:10 PM 652
What's your top 5 pick for 2016? by CLC70 Feb 18, 2017 1:59 PM 11
Storing your dahlias. How do you do it? by CLC70 Nov 2, 2016 6:36 PM 15
2016 Blooms by mandolls Feb 18, 2017 6:16 PM 588
How Are Your Dahlias Doing/Growing? by kousa Sep 21, 2016 7:27 AM 251
Dividing dahlias-which time is best, spring or fall. by CLC70 Apr 12, 2016 7:20 AM 9
Who has ordered dahlias for 2016? by pirl May 25, 2016 6:15 AM 118
Lets introduce ourselves 2016 by mandolls May 7, 2016 12:48 PM 137
Getting ready for 2016 Dahlia season by mandolls Jun 11, 2016 4:36 AM 504
preparing dahlias for winter by davidsevit Nov 13, 2015 11:10 AM 23
walnut sawdust for storing Dahlia bulbs? by Rose1656 Sep 13, 2015 2:22 PM 0
Dahlia Season 2015 - really kicking in now! by mandolls Jan 12, 2016 9:50 AM 183
Do you plant dahlia varieties in multiple numbers? by pirl Mar 7, 2015 11:13 AM 36
Dahlias in Michigan .... newbie questions by Tree_climber Feb 12, 2015 8:29 PM 29
Any interest in trading tubers? by mandolls May 26, 2016 11:56 PM 40
Pot Tubers by pirl May 15, 2015 8:24 PM 38
Storing Dahlia tuber indoors? by keithp2012 Aug 27, 2014 10:09 AM 20

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