Dahlias forum: Dahlias

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Name: Susan
Lexington, KY (Zone 6b)
Jul 3, 2014 6:35 PM CST
Hi, I'm new to this site. I love house plants and out door gardening: flowers. I planted some dahlias earlier this spring. One day I was weeding the garden and went to pull up what I thought was a weed. When I did it had a tubular attached. So I stuck it back in the ground to see what would become of it. To my surprise it was a big beautiful dahlia. I understood them to be annuals here in Kentucky zone 6. It's much bigger than the ones I planted. I'm very pleased Smiling wonder if it will come back next year?
Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan (Zone 5b)

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Jul 4, 2014 7:50 PM CST
I think dahlias are hardy to zone 8, so I do not think they will over Winter in zone 6.

Here in Michigan, I dig up my dahlia tubers in October-Nov and store them in the cellar.

Then in May, I re-plant for another season.

Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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Jul 4, 2014 7:52 PM CST
Frank - same here in zone 7.
Name: Susan
Lexington, KY (Zone 6b)
Jul 8, 2014 4:37 PM CST
I've always grown them as annuals here in Kentucky. That's why I was surprised to see that this was a dahlia when it bloomed
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