No idea what to do with my dahlias

jesswy5October 9, 2007

I bought some dahlias over the summer (July), they were already about 3 feet tall when I bought them, now they're about 4 feet. I want to transplant them to different areas of my yard. (I need to dig them up soon because I'm building garden boxes where my dahlias currently are.) I have heard that some dahlias are annuals, some are perrenials, some are from seeds, some are from bulbs. How do I determine what kind of dahlias I have and how to transplant them? By the way, I have learned my lesson ... no more spontaneous plant buys without first researching!! :)

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anna_in_quebec(z4 QC)

All dahlias come from tubers, and can be started from seed, after which the plant produces a tuber (by the end of the season). As far as I know, there are no dahlias which are perennial to zone 6 - so they all have to be dug up and stored inside. People who don't want to bother doing this consider dahlias annual - but what a waste, in my opinion. The attached link has lots of great information for beginner and expert alike.

Anna

Here is a link that might be useful: Lots of Dahlia Information

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