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Mar 15, 2014 9:35 PM CST
Name: Tim Hoover
Elysian FIelds, Texas (Zone 8a)
Beekeeper Ponds Region: Texas Seller of Garden Stuff
When I lived in Iowa, I used to grow great Dahlias. I moved here to Texas many years ago and my instinct is that they will not do well here. I have been proved wrong on other species- they will, in fact, grow here. So, any Texas growers of Dahlias out there? Well, guess you do not have to be in Texas! How about zone 8 deep South? Confused
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Mar 16, 2014 7:03 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
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I hope your fellow Texans reply but I'm sure you can grow them there. Are they being sold in stores like Home Depot, Walmart, Lowe's? If so, that should mean they do grow in your area.
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Mar 16, 2014 7:11 AM CST
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Name: Trish
Grapevine, TX (Zone 8a)
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Pirl- unfortunately, we can't count on our big box stores to carry varieties that grow well for us. Dave and I fuss about this *constantly*.

Tim- Dalias melt for me, and I don't know anyone else who has had success growing them. However, I know Dave's grandma grew them in Florida (go figure). I don't have a full shade area, but that's the only way I'd try the again. I miss the as well- such great flowers!!
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Mar 16, 2014 8:39 AM CST
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
Region: Ukraine Dahlias I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Houseplants Tomato Heads Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Sorry to hear that, Trish.
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Mar 16, 2014 4:28 PM CST
Name: Susan
Virginia (Zone 8a)
God is the only thing that matters.
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I agree
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Mat.6:28-29
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Mar 18, 2014 10:46 AM CST
TX (Zone 8a)
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Trish is so right. It seems like all the national chains must oder in huge lots two years in advance, and distribute with no consideration of zone or if something will survive. They are cleless !

Dahlias are natives of Mexico, so they love warmth and sun. But not al of Mexico is so hot. That might be the problem. In the Valley o Texas, which is zone 9 or 10, depending on the year Sticking tongue out they are loved, but when I worked at a nursery, they were sold as, and treated as, annuals.

Afterthought: I have seen dahlia bulbs @ Ho Depo... if you would like to grow a sacrificial dahlia as an experiment.
At our ranchiito we do NOT keep bees.
They and other critters grace us with their presence, and we provide for their need to the best of our abilities.
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Mar 22, 2014 5:33 AM CST
Name: Sharon Mc
Upstate SC (Zone 7b)
Peonies Region: South Carolina
... if you would like to grow a sacrificial dahlia as an experiment.

I *love* the term sacrificial dahlia. Having a sacrificial plant sounds so much better than I killed another one!
All gardeners live in beautiful places because they make them so.
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Mar 22, 2014 8:08 AM CST
Name: Susan
Virginia (Zone 8a)
God is the only thing that matters.
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
Bee Lover Dahlias Butterflies Hostas Birds Lilies
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Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Mat.6:28-29
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Mar 22, 2014 8:14 AM CST
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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