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Step By Step (Illustrated) Guide on Growing Dahlias

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  • Gene Caballero
  • August 07, 2022

Looking to up your dahlia game? Well, this infographic does a great job of explaining exactly how to grow dahlias at home. Dahlia's are an excellent bulb variety for homeowners looking to begin bulb gardening. Sound like a plan? Then let's jump right on in!

Why are dahlias a good choice for homeowners to grow?

Look, if you are like most people you don’t want to spend a bunch of money on flowers for your garden beds, yet, you still want to have a gorgeous garden. If that is you, dahlias are a great option as they offer gorgeous mid-summer blooms, and are easy to care for and multiply.

How do I get started growing dahlias?

The first step is simply to pick your favorite color and or variety of dahlia. Next, you will want to dig a hole 3 to 4 inches deep, and about 24 inches apart. Get this though, you don't want to water them after planting!

How many steps are there for caring for dahlias?

There are 6 steps to caring for dahlias. They are; choose the variety you want to grow, leave the tubers connected, plant your dahlias, fertilize the tubers, offer them support as they grow, and finally prune dahlias for the best blooms.

Who deep and far apart should I space dahlia tubers?

Dahlia tubers should be planted between 3 and 4 inches deep, and spaced 24 inches apart.

How do I prune dahlias?

Dahlias are pruned by pinching or removing the growing center point, like in the image in this infographic. This pinching act encourages strong side branching and makes the plant more sturdy, all the while causing it to produce larger blooms.


At the end of the day, dahlias are an excellent option for many homeowners who are looking to create a gorgeous garden bed and be frugal. This infographic was made by EasyToGrowBulbs.com Be sure to check them and our lawn care blog for homeowners for more great landscaping articles.

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