Return to the Dahlia Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Can Dahlias survive indoors?

Posted by twosparkles Iowa (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 13, 09 at 15:40

Hello--

This year was my first year planting Dahlias. I love them! It's very cold here now and I brought my Dahlias, in containers, indoors. They are about 2 feet high with many blooms. They look great!

I am wondering if they will survive indoors? If so, what special conditions do they need indoors to survive?

Thanks so much for any information. :-)


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: Can Dahlias survive indoors?

No - It is better to store the tubers proberly, before it really gets cold. I clean mine and make sure they are dry before I put them in trays with coarse saw dust, in a unheated room in the basement.

But I do understand you want to pretend that summers last forever in Iowa - but reality check - soon you are goiing to be snowblowing your driveway again ...

You can however extend the season by starting the tubers indoor about 4-5 weeks before the last frost in your area and plant them out - this way you will have Dahlias blooming longer.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Dahlia Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here