How much room for Dahlias

alexh1000October 22, 2006

Hi,

I'm planning a 6' wide border and of course I need to reserve some room for a few Dahlias. How much room should be reserved for a giant or medium?

Thanks

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plantlady2(NW Washington)

About the same as you'd reserve for a small- it's the blooms that are giant- not so much the plants. A miniature or BB can put out just as bushy a plant as an AA or A. The ones that are termed "Border Dahlias" take up less room because they are short- but they can still be bushy. We usually do 3' by 3' but they can be planted as close as 2' by 2'. Any more crowded than that & you're asking for trouble.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2006 at 11:57PM
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tsmith2579(7B)

You can place stakes in the ground three feet apart. Plants two tubers per stake, one tuber on each side. BTW, I suggest 6-7 foot stakes made from steel (for concrete) reinforcement bar. Drive 18 inches into the ground. Use soft jute twine to tie them.

    Bookmark   October 28, 2006 at 10:42PM
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