Overwintering non-dormant Dahlias

fairfield8619(Zone 8 NW LA)November 14, 2012

I just received some D. tenuicaulis from Annies- very nice plants btw. I know this isn't the best time to get them but they don't always have them so went ahead and ordered. I can keep them frost free and cool, would that be ok? Will they go dormant while it is so cool even with no freezing? I assume the tubers will be ok if they do.

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Many people in warmer climate leave their Dahlias in the ground over the winter, digging them up every year or two (or three) in the spring to divide them. Any frost that you get would put them into dormancy and they would arise in the late spring like any perennial. I have not heard of anyone trying to keep them from going dormant over the winter.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2012 at 7:52AM
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fairfield8619(Zone 8 NW LA)

Just wondering since in CA they say tree dahlias are evergreen.

    Bookmark   November 17, 2012 at 11:53PM
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