new to Dahlia...does it grow from both bottom and top?

Maxine(5MA)February 27, 2013

Dear Garden Folk

All right...IâÂÂve read to plant the tubers in 2"-3" soil. (to get an early start) Is that enough? Will the Dahlia grow roots or will it sprout just from the top?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
oscarthecat(z7MD)

Top end of tuber produces sprouts. Bottom of tuber produces roots.

    Bookmark   February 27, 2013 at 3:47PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Maxine(5MA)

Is the root system large? If the tubers are to go in a 2"- 3" of soil (which was recommended to me) will there be enough room for the roots

    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 2:52PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
mandolls(4)

If you are starting them inside, in pots, with plans to move them into the ground when it warms up, then planting them shallow to wake them up and get a head start is fine. You will plant them deeper (6") when you move them into the beds. If you are planning on keeping them in pots then you need to either plant them deeper, or plant them shallow in a deep pot and add soil as they grow.

So yes 2-3 " of soil is enough if they are only in there for 3-4 weeks

    Bookmark   March 1, 2013 at 7:58AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Winter storage
I ordered some dinner plate dahlia tubers to plant...
connieatchley
Dahlia information
Hello everyone, I am thinking of getting Dahlias (either...
nad0nad
Dahlia tuber suppliers: The best, the worst, and the acceptable.
Which suppliers, growers have you had the best experience...
HighlanderNorth
That's a wrap!
The Color Spectacle split into six (four large, two...
morpheuspa
Seeds or Tubers? Info needed.
So I am new to gardening in general and I am interested...
pinkkpearls
Sponsored Products
Tam Tam Pendant - 5 Shades - Marset
$3,353.00 | HORNE
Drop Ceiling Tiles: Fasade Building Materials Quattro - 2 ft. x 2 ft. Lay-in
$4.78 | Home Depot
Pre-owned Mori Shizume - New York Skyline 5 Silkscreen
Chairish
Currey & Company Currey In A Hurry 16 Round Hookah End Table
$410.00 | LuxeDecor
2nd Avenue Lighting Kesara Wall Sconce
$810.00 | LuxeDecor
Empire Newport Semi-Recessed Medicine Cabinet - 25.9W x 9.5D x 32.7H in. - EPR26
$637.00 | Hayneedle
21 x 17 Professional End Grain Cutting Board - 1822
$66.06 | Hayneedle
Pre-owned Rosewood Buffet Server Credenza
$895.00 | Chairish
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™