8 – 10


1 – 4 feet


full sun

By: Meriel Bradley

There are so many options when it comes to Dahlias. They range in size and colour and are grown from tubers, which require well-drained soil and plenty of sunlight.

They like warm weather and will not tolerate frost, so the tubers need to be lifted in the fall if you live in a zone below 8.

You can plant dahlia tubers outside after the last frost and when the soil has warmed and should begin flowering by midsummer.

Quick Facts

Grows best in full sun

Grows 1 – 4 feet tall depending on the variety

Hardy zones 8 – 10

Lift tubers in the fall below zone 8

Cut back and mulch heavily in zones 8 – 10

Can be grown well in pots

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