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Alocasia 'Hilo Beauy' & 'Dahlia' Cold Hardiness ???

Posted by bulzi 7z (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 21, 13 at 20:27

Purchased 'Hilo Beauty' from box store today..... it is one of those plants that you look twice at and then read about. Have shade caused from house,so I figured that may do.
Care and Maintenance states cold hardiness @10'-0' F.
When I go on line I get mix hardiness information. Nothing below 45'....keep in side over winter in pot etc. Does anyone in Zone 7-7b have hands on with the how to or not to do for this beautiful plant.
I dig the Dahlias and store covered on porch ( hope it works). Left a few out to test on coming back without storing. Would like to leave and maybe cover with mulch , paper, cardboard...?? Suggestions..?.. On what would be best.

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RE: Alocasia 'Hilo Beauy' & 'Dahlia' Cold Hardiness ???

I love dahlias, but have never tried to grow them. From what I understand they aren't hardy here (north Alabama) and I don't want to have to dig and store and replant them.

RE: Alocasia 'Hilo Beauy' & 'Dahlia' Cold Hardiness ???

catbird, thanks....input can really help everyone receive better,.,.,.,. MONEY SAVING, 'time' saving , s-p-a-c-e saving ideas.

People with hands on knowledge of their triumphs and failures can be most beneficial with their snippets.

I do not want to dig and store.....but the giving of Dahlia bouquets during the summer to elderly , I will probably keep digging and storing as long as I am able.

If you come across away to not dig...and keep the tubers reasonably dry over winter in the ground --PLEASE-- come back and post.

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