Dahlias forum: dahlia clump?

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Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
Container Gardener Bee Lover Region: Mid-Atlantic Vegetable Grower Seed Starter Salvias
Roses Plant and/or Seed Trader Winter Sowing Region: Maryland
Feb 6, 2015 10:03 PM CST
What's a #1-sized dahlia clump? Will it give the same effect as a AA-sized tuber?
Name: Geof
NW Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
Region: Wisconsin Dahlias Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Feb 7, 2015 5:32 AM CST
The notation AA refers to the size of the bloom that will come from the plant (AA is the largest Dahlia blooms) - the size of the tuber doesn't have anything to do with the size of the blooms.

A #1 sized clump? must be a Dutch thing, as they are the ones usually selling clumps. Most American dahlia dealers sell individual tubers. (a clump refers to a group of tubers all still connected to the stem they grew off of) #1 must be the largest size clump they sell. You should be able to divide it and grow multiple plants.

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