How Long do Dahlias Bloom?

tulips_or_bust(7b Atlanta)June 7, 2005

My Dahlias are blooming now - will they continue to bloom all summer and into the fall? Do I need to deadhead? I thought they bloomed later in the season, but here they are! Thanks.

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kritterfarm(Z7/GA)

Hi Tulips or Bust....Wow that is early. The only one that I have that overwintered is no where near blooming. I think I actually got some from you at the Spring trade. They are up about 6 inches or so but then I planted them sort of late I guess. My experience in the past with dahlias is that they bloom most all Summer and yes I would definitely deadhead them. This should keep them reblooming.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2005 at 7:25PM
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laurelwoodfarms(z7 Ga)

My dahlia is absolutely covered in blooms. I've had this one 3 years, and I'm pretty sure it didn't start blooming until July last year. And once it starts blooming, it does bloom up to frost, with regular dead-heading.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2005 at 1:53AM
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Twinkle(7 GA)

I've got one that overwintered with no protection. It's blooming now and will continue until frost. Just cut off the dead blooms and enjoy!

    Bookmark   June 8, 2005 at 8:17AM
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kneecop(7 Long Island)

Mine are about 2 days away from flowering and they will last until the fall. Mine usually slow down a little in the heat of August but then pick back up in the cooler weather.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2005 at 8:57AM
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