I may have gone overboard...
I sort of found a certain Island website and might have made 3 different purchases.
And then I might have found an Old House website and bought a few more because they had a few that the Island site was sold out of.
And now... well, now I have 28 different varieties of Dahlia Tubers (including 2 that I purchase at a big-box store...)
I'm also a nerd so I drew up the heights of each plant and the diameter of each plant to see what I'm dealing with (I was able to pull the numbers up easily thanks to the spreadsheet I made.)
I obviously cannot plant these all in the front-lawn area I was originally intending to be my Dahlia garden. Thankfully I have a large area in the back yard that once was all garden when my Dad owned this house, and I only plan to use a small square for a veggie garden.
How would YOU (the experts, IMO) handle this if you suddenly were faced with a BUNCH of dahlia tubers in your hands?? I'm wondering how much space I should put between each - I thought I read on here that someone had recommended 2 plants per stake... but surely putting 2 plants that will reach 5' each wouldn't do well directly next to one another, right?
In case you can't read my list on the image, here's the damage of what I've got:
Gramma's Lemon Pie
Hollyhill Black Widow
Outta Da Blue
Zippity Do Da