A gorgeous collection of white Dahlia tubers that may include single, double and multi petaled varieties. Mix includes 8-15 separate tubers or small clumps. ( a clump are joined tubers)
Mix may also include named tubers from “My love” while stocks last.
When you receive your Dahlia tubers please store in a dry and cool position out of direct sunlight. I store vast quantities of Dahlia tubers in chaff bags full of fully dried Autumnal leaves collected from my Oak, pear and Persimmon trees. I dig up my tubers every year so I can divide tuber clumps up, also as insurance in case of loads of rain in areas of high clay content in soil.
I have used soil, grass clippings and these are good but not as good as dried autumn leaves.
Dahlias are ready to plant when they begin sprouting, ones left in the ground will sprout earlier than dug up tubers. This is usually in mid to late spring.Plant in free draining soil enriched with cow manure that has been allowed to sit for a couple of months preferably. ( see blog on ground preparation) Plant in a position away from afternoon sun and strong winds if possible. So where they will receive morning and midday sun. plant so top of tubesr sits just below soil surface.
Then Dahlias planted will vigorously grow until flowering can begin from mid October onwards until late April or Early May when the cold and frost of Winter send them back to sleep.
A tip is dry Dahlia stems, make amazing kindling due to the hollow stems.
Resist watering your Dahlia tubers, my inspiration tells me she never waters hers, even during 2019’s drought they were unwatered. If they dry out badly they may be in too sunny a location, I do water potted Dahlias but infrequently. Dahlias will still flower in part shade , even under shade cloth.