Floret's Favorite Dahlia Varieties - Floret Flowers (2022)

Floret's Favorite Dahlia Varieties - Floret Flowers (1)Dahlias are one of the most beautiful, versatile, and productive cut flowers you can grow. We have been growing dahlias in abundance for 8 years now. Over this time, we have conducted numerous field trials, growing over 400 unique varieties! I’ve recorded notes and have made comparisons on every single one. My obsession is a little out of control.

All dahlias are beautiful in their own way, but as a flower farmer I’ve had to measure them a bit more harshly based on specific criteria in order to decide which ones ultimately make the cut here on our farm. It’s often a difficult process to let certain varieties go, but with limited growing space, and eager customers always wanting MORE FLOWERS, only the best and most productive varieties have been able to stay.

Floret's Favorite Dahlia Varieties - Floret Flowers (2)The top traits I look for when grading dahlias are unique coloring, high productivity, weather resistance, and long, strong stems. When it comes to choosing varieties, a lot depends on what or who you’re growing dahlias for. We grow mainly for grocery stores, with Whole Foods being our biggest customer, andwedding focused floral designers.

Varieties that sell well to grocery stores might not be as popular with floral designers or brides. And the varieties that stand out as beautiful garden additions, or being suitable for pot growing are very important to the home gardener.

I’ve outlined my very favorites by category, based in my strict criteria, below. Be warned, this post is long. And if you don’t see a variety you’ve been eyeing on here, don’t worry! Just because it’s not on the list doesn’t mean it’s not great. I highly recommend every variety in our shop, since all have made the cut here at Floret and have a permanent spot in the garden. But I wanted to share the top performers, and most popular varieties with our customers, by category, in hopes it will answer some of the questions you might have.

Floret's Favorite Dahlia Varieties - Floret Flowers (3)Dahlias are a big financial investment up front, but they will reward you long into the future. A single tuber planted in the spring will provide a clump of 6-12 tubers just seven months later that you can then plant or share the following year.

When expanding my collection, I opt for variety over quantity and get just one or two tubers of new gems, knowing that they will multiply rapidly after one growing season. But you might be the opposite and instead want more of a few top performers. There are no rules!

I will go into greater detail on how to grow and divide dahlias soon, but for now I hope this helps you to choose which varieties to add to your garden in 2017. Please note, that the varieties are listed below each strip of photos, and correspond with the images, left to right.
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If you’re growing for grocery stores, farmer’s markets, or straight bunch sales, the following varieties are for you. They are all EXTREMELY productive, easy to grow, have long-strong stems, hold up in both poor weather, and during transport and display.
Floret's Favorite Dahlia Varieties - Floret Flowers (5)Cornel
One of the most productive and reliable varieties we’ve ever grown, ‘Cornel’ makes our top 5 list every year. Plants reach 4 feet tall and produce long, strong stems perfect for cutting. Blooms are 4 inches across and feature dark, cherry-red petals that resemble rich velvet. Hands down, the best red variety on the market. Ball-shaped flowers are weather resistant and last an extremely long time in the vase.

Cornel Bronze
A bronze sport from ‘Cornel’, which is one of the most productive and reliable varieties we’ve ever grown, this new introduction is already on the Floret Favorites list. Plants reach 4 feet tall and produce long, strong stems perfect for cutting. Blooms are 4 inches across and feature warm, bronze petals that resemble an heirloom pumpkin. Hands down, one of the best orange varieties on the market. Ball-shaped flowers are weather resistant and last an extremely long time in the vase.

Chimacum Night
The beautiful mahogany flowers of this dark treasure bloom abundantly all season long. The medium-sized ball-shaped flowers ride atop tall, strong stems.

Floret's Favorite Dahlia Varieties - Floret Flowers (6)Crichton Honey
With warm, peachy-apricot blooms that look as if they are glowing, ‘Crichton Honey’ is a favorite with designers and market customers. Ball-shaped, 4 inch blooms are very weather resistant. At 3.5 feet tall, plants are on the shorter side, but if pinched early they will produce a bumper crop of long, strong stems that are excellent for cutting. One of Floret’s top 5 favorites.

Genova
This new discovery has quickly risen to the top of the Floret Favorites list this year. The vigorous, but manageable plants, produce a bumper crop of the most beautiful soft lavender ball-shaped flowers that have a distinctive dark eye. Tall, strong stems make them excellent cut flowers. A must grow!

Jomanda
One of the most productive varieties we grow, ‘Jomanda’ is a rich, rusty orange with contrasting dark stems. Ball-shaped, 4 inch blooms are both beautiful and long-lasting, making them a favorite with our market customers. A must grow!

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Floret's Favorite Dahlia Varieties - Floret Flowers (7)Snoho Doris
Award-winning and one of our top 5 favorites, ‘Snoho Doris’ is a vigorous upright grower, with long strong stems and ball-shaped, virtually weather proof flowers. A favorite with designers and market customers, its 4-5 inch blooms are a beautiful mix of coral, peach, and apricot.

Suncrest
After trialing dozens of yellow varieties over the years, this beauty is still a top favorite. Soft canary- yellow, 4 inch ball-shaped blooms have a faint peachy-pink blush on the petal tips. ‘Suncrest’ is very productive and boasts long lasting, weather resistant flowers, making it perfect for market sales.

Valley Rust Bucket
This spectacular garden workhorse was lovingly bred by Leone and David Smith and is a must grow. The 3 inch miniature ball shaped flowers of ‘Valley Rust Bucket’ are a deep rusty red-orange blend that is a favorite among our market customers and everyone who visits the garden. Productive plants reach 4 feet tall and produce tall, weather proof, long lasting stems all season long. A real winner!

Floret's Favorite Dahlia Varieties - Floret Flowers (8)Intrigue
This formal decorative is one of the first dahlia varieties to flower each season. Blooms are 4 inches across and start out as a brilliant coral that fades to rich raspberry. Prolific, long-lasting, and loved by all our market customers, ‘Intrigue’ is a must grow.

Terracotta
This variety was discovered in a patch of seedlings and was gifted to us a few years ago. It has quickly become a true favorite. The 5 inch semi cactus blooms are a warm peachy brown, reminiscent of butterscotch. Long, strong stems are perfect for arranging. Extremely productive plants reach 5 feet tall. A must grow!

Chimacum Nadjae
The warm coral flowers of this workhorse variety bloom prolifically all summer long. A good cut flower, ‘Chimacum Nadjae’ is a lovely addition to both the flower garden and the vase.

Floret's Favorite Dahlia Varieties - Floret Flowers (9)If you’re growing flowers for floral design work, especially weddings and events, or to sell to florists, then the following varieties are worth considering.

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For larger arrangements and centerpieces, these fluffy beauties are eagerly snapped up by our customers and incorporate beautifully into feature bouquets.

Café au Lait
Our number one most requested variety! Every year we double our patch and always agree that we should have planted more. The massive informal decorative dinner plate-sized blooms resemble pastel silk pillows. Popular with brides and wedding designers, flowers are the most unusual blend of pale creamy blush.

Sherwood’s Peach
Second only to ‘Café au Lait’ in popularity, this amazing new (to us) variety has stolen the hearts of everyone who has visited our garden. The large glowing peach petals are backed by the softest purple haze, giving the flowers a dusty heirloom quality rarely seen in a dahlia. The large plants are smothered in flowers all season long and produce buckets and buckets of blooms that are perfect for flower arranging and wedding work. A must grow!

Hamari Gold
This giant-flowered gem is a beautiful warm bronzy gold and is always a favorite with everyone who visits our garden. Its blooms mix beautifully with just about anything. Plants reach 4-5 feet tall and are especially striking in the fall.

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Breakout
One of the loveliest varieties we have ever grown, this large-flowered treasure produces an abundance of 8-10 inch soft watermelon colored blooms brushed with buttercream on long, strong stems. If ‘Café au Lait’ had a sister, it would surely be ‘Break Out’.

Otto’s Thrill
This giant rosy-pink treasure is a huge hit with everyone who visits our garden, especially wedding florists. If you’re looking for a winning addition to your dinnerplate dahlia collection, then look no further. With long, strong stems and huge 8-12 inch shimmering pink blossoms, ‘Otto’s Thrill’ deserves a spot in every cutting garden.

Labyrinth
Trying to put into words the beauty of this magnificent variety feels almost impossible. The healthy, dark leaved plants produce a staggering number of large peachy-raspberry flowers that are like nothing else we’ve ever grown. With long, strong stems and such an unforgettable color combination, ‘Labyrinth’ is a flower arrangers dream.

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These gems are perfect for hand tied bouquets and centerpieces. They are also very popular wedding colors right now and sell out every week with our florist customers.

Mystique
After trialing hundreds of varieties in search of the perfect muted raspberry toned blooms suitable in size, shape, and color for high-end floral design, we finally found what we were looking for in ‘Mystique’. The medium-sized, dusty-rose flowers are a sight to behold. Plants produce an abundance of long stemmed blooms all season long. The outside edge of the raspberry petals gently fade, creating the most beautiful smoky, dusted effect. A must grow!

Rock Run Ashley
One of the most beautiful and versatile varieties from our recent trials, ‘Rock Run Ashley’ produces a steady stream of small buff to blush blooms all season long. This extraordinary discovery has quickly taken a spot on our top 10 list. Its strong stems and delicate looking flowers make it a must have for any flower arranger or wedding florist. Plants are on the shorter side, but if pinched early will produce long stems abundantly.

Jowey Winnie
If ‘Bracken Rose’ had a big sister, this beauty would be her. Their coloring is so similar, but ‘Jowey Winnie’ has a warm peach undertone whereas ‘Bracken Rose’ is more of a cool rosy pink. The vigorous, healthy plants churn out armloads of large, ball-shaped, dusty-rose flowers all season long. Their long, strong stems make them ideal for cutting. A must have for flower arrangers and wedding florists.

Floret's Favorite Dahlia Varieties - Floret Flowers (13)Crichton Honey
With warm, peachy-apricot blooms that look as if they are glowing, ‘Crichton Honey’ is a favorite with designers and market customers. Ball-shaped, 4 inch blooms are very weather resistant. At 3.5 feet tall, plants are on the shorter side, but if pinched early they will produce a bumper crop of long, strong stems that are excellent for cutting. One of Floret’s top 5 favorites.

Snoho Doris
Award-winning and one of our top 5 favorites, ‘Snoho Doris’ is a vigorous upright grower, with long strong stems and ball-shaped, virtually weather proof flowers. A favorite with designers and market customers, its 4-5 inch blooms are a beautiful mix of coral, peach, and apricot.

Linda’s Baby
We have been on a quest to find the perfect peach dahlia for years now and ‘Linda’s Baby’ is everything we hoped for and more. The stunning ball-shaped blooms sit atop tall, strong stems and plants are both healthy and free flowering. Winner of our favorite new variety for 2016, this beauty is a must have for anyone who loves flowers.

Floret's Favorite Dahlia Varieties - Floret Flowers (14)These novelty varieties make the perfect accents in any type of arrangement. A few blooms tucked here or there provide instant interest and texture! Be sure to harvest them when they are just opening for the longest vase life.

Appleblossom
One of the most popular varieties we grow, ‘Appleblossom’ is a hit with event designers and makes a wonderful wedding bouquet addition. The petals start out a soft buttercream and transform to a delicate blush peach and combine beautifully with Café au Lait.

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Waltzing Mathilda
We have wanted to get our hands on this coveted variety for years after hearing rave reviews from floral designer Susanne Hatwood of The Blue Carrot in England. Probably the most striking variety in our field, this coral-peach single flowered bloomer has the most brilliant raspberry colored centers that draw in everyone who sees them. The vivid flowers are set against a sea of dark foliage and bloom abundantly, without being deadheaded, all season long. A marvelous variety for cutting and a spectacular addition to the flower border. A must grow!

Platinum Blonde
One of the most unusual varieties we grow, flowers resemble double flowered echinacea. Each fuzzy buttercream center on this 4 inch anemone-shaped bloomer is surrounded by a ring of bright white petals. Loved by designers, the long stemmed flowers are great for wedding work and last well in the vase. Plants bloom abundantly all season long.

Floret's Favorite Dahlia Varieties - Floret Flowers (15)Gitty Up
A huge hit with everyone who visits our garden, this eye-catching novelty has fuzzy cherry-red centers encircled by glowing orange petals. While its 3 inch blooms look quite delicate, they are surprisingly weather resistant, very productive, and make a wonderful accent in arrangements.

Dad’s Favorite
A wonderful novelty, 5 inch unique anemone-shaped purple flowers have lovely dark violet petals and fuzzy, gold flecked centers. Plants reach 5 feet tall and produce long stems prolifically all season.

Black Narcissus
This spiky black treasure was a gift from a dear friend, and in addition to churning out buckets of spiky black, textural flowers, it adds a bit of drama to the garden and the vase. Flowers are a bit weather sensitive, so harvest before fully mature and let them open fully inside.

Floret's Favorite Dahlia Varieties - Floret Flowers (16)These little darlings are perfect for small handwork such as boutonnieres, flower crowns and corsages. They all have long, strong stems and also are adorable tucked into bouquets.

Amber Queen
One of the earliest varieties to flower, this abundant bloomer makes a wonderful addition to bouquets. Its petite 2 inch glowing bronze button-shaped blooms make great cuts. ‘Amber Queen’ is a real garden workhorse.

Small World
Hands down, the best white dahlia we’ve ever grown, ‘Small World’ is smothered in miniature ball-shaped flowers all season long. The more you cut it, the more it blooms. Long, strong stems and weather proof flowers make it an excellent cut flower. Especially prized by wedding florists.

Moor Place
This adorable little black button dahlia is as hardworking as it is productive. Each plant is smothered in an abundance of miniature deep maroon, ball-shaped flowers all season. Long, strong stems and weather resistance make it an excellent variety for cutting.

Floret's Favorite Dahlia Varieties - Floret Flowers (17)Golden Scepter
The large, healthy plants of this cheerful variety produce small glowing yellow flowers in abundance all season long. The petite blooms are perfect for mixed bouquets and wedding work and their long stems make them a nice cut flower.

Koko Puff
With 2 inch pom pon shaped blooms in the most exquisite smoky mauve color, ‘Koko Puff’ is reminiscent of a moody SAIPUA bouquet. Similar in color to ‘La Belle Epoch’ tulips, it blends beautifully with many different color palettes. This little treasure flowers steadily all season long and is a must grow if you are looking for a unique garden addition. Plants reach 3 feet tall.

Frank Holmes
One of the sweetest little dahlias in our patch, ‘Frank Holmes’ produces armloads of 1.5 inch soft lavender flowers on long, strong stems all season long. If you love purple then this sweetie is for you!

Floret's Favorite Dahlia Varieties - Floret Flowers (18)If you’re growing purely for pleasure and want dahlias that look great in the landscape, then these guys are for you! Even if you don’t have a lot of space to devote to them, you can still enjoy these wonderful plants in pots or tucked into your existing garden, plus be able to pick from them and bring flowers in the house.

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Floret's Favorite Dahlia Varieties - Floret Flowers (19)These petite plants have a compact growth habit, flower abundantly all season, provide plenty of flowers for cutting and are ALSO suitable for containers.
Amber Queen
One of the earliest varieties to flower, this abundant bloomer makes a wonderful addition to bouquets. Its petite 2 inch glowing bronze button-shaped blooms make great cuts. ‘Amber Queen’ is a real garden workhorse.

Lark’s Ebbe
This beautiful little variety has quickly become a favorite for bouquets here at Floret. The compact plants produce a bumper crop of medium sized peachy flowers, with long stems, that are perfect for both hand tied and vase bouquets. A real gem!

Koko Puff
With 2 inch pom pon shaped blooms in the most exquisite smoky mauve color, ‘Koko Puff’ is reminiscent of a moody SAIPUA bouquet. Similar in color to ‘La Belle Epoch’ tulips, it blends beautifully with many different color palettes. This little treasure flowers steadily all season long and is a must grow if you are looking for a unique garden addition. Plants reach 3 feet tall.

Floret's Favorite Dahlia Varieties - Floret Flowers (20)Stolze Von Berlin
The small lilac-pink, ball-shaped blooms of this sweetheart sit atop long stems. Plants are on the short side, but if pinched early will produce an abundance of stems great for cutting all summer long.

Bantling
This adorable knee-high plant is loaded with the most adorable bright orange button-shaped flowers on long, strong stems. Perfect for wedding work, hand tied bouquets, and boutonnieres. A must grow for flower arrangers!

Doris Duke
The stunning salmon-pink flowers of this beauty look incredible in both the garden border and the vase. While plants are on the shorter side, what they lack in height, they make up for in flower production. Blooms of this variety are more weather sensitive than most, so harvest when partially open for best vase life.

Floret's Favorite Dahlia Varieties - Floret Flowers (21)These stunning gems all make wonderful garden plants, look great in the border all season long, plus produce plenty of flower for cutting too.

David Howard
The medium-sized, pumpkin-orange flowers of this award-winning variety seem to smother the dark purple leaved plants all season long. The contrasting dark foliage and vivid flowers make ‘David Howard’ a great flower border addition as well as a stunning cut flower.

Waltzing Mathilda
We have wanted to get our hands on this coveted variety for years after hearing rave reviews from floral designer Susanne Hatwood of The Blue Carrot in England. Probably the most striking variety in our field, this coral-peach single flowered bloomer has the most brilliant raspberry colored centers that draw in everyone who sees them. The vivid flowers are set against a sea of dark foliage and bloom abundantly, without being deadheaded, all season long. A marvelous variety for cutting and a spectacular addition to the flower border. A must grow!

Punkin Spice
This informal decorative boasts 6-7 inch bright glowing orange blooms, some with raspberry undertones, and others with hints of gold and red. Petals are lacinated at the tip, giving the flower an almost fuzzy quality. ‘Punkin Spice’ is versatile and looks incredible in mixed arrangements or displayed en masse. Plants reach 4.5 feet tall and their lush growth requires extra support. A must grow!

Floret's Favorite Dahlia Varieties - Floret Flowers (22)Bacardi
One of the most beautifully colored varieties we grow, this muddy-rose beauty has dark raspberry tips and center. A floral designers dream, the striking flowers are amazing in bouquets. Be sure to harvest this beauty when they are one-third of the way open, since the delicate petals are more prone to weather damage than most.

Sonic Bloom
Petals are a very unique blend of raspberry, mauve, and peach, and are incredibly versatile for arranging as they can be combined with so many colors. The medium-sized flower heads have slightly lacinated petals, giving the flowers a fuzzy, shaggy look.

Doris Duke
The stunning salmon-pink flowers of this beauty look incredible in both the garden border and the vase. While plants are on the shorter side, what they lack in height, they make up for in flower production. Blooms of this variety are more weather sensitive than most, so harvest when partially open for best vase life.

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FAQs

Why did floret discontinue dahlias? ›

In an effort to improve the process for our customers and our crew, we have decided to push pause on tuber sales this autumn. I know this will undoubtedly disappoint a lot of people. And I know that the demand for dahlias is tremendous.

Which dahlias produce the most flowers? ›

Best Dahlias for Cut Flowers- “Cornel Bronze

“Cornel Bronze” has been by far the most productive dahlia I planted this year, turning out gorgeous blooms all growing season. Extremely long lasting in the vase they are perfect for fall bouquets.

What are the best dahlias to grow? ›

  • Crimson red, double Dahlia 'Arabian Night' ...
  • Amber pompon blooms of Dahlia 'David Howard' ...
  • Semi-double, red blooms of Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' ...
  • Light and dark pink showy flowers of Dahlia 'Rothesay Reveller' ...
  • Stunning bloom of Dahlia 'Julie One', its inwards curled petals of pale yellow uppers and red undersides.
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Does floret sell dahlias? ›

We are not currently offering dahlia tubers for sale. For a list of our favorite sources, be sure to check out our Recommended Dahlia Sources blog post. However, we do offer dahlia seeds with every signed copy of Discovering Dahlias. For detailed instructions on how to grow dahlias from seed, check out page 85.

Where is Santa Cruz dahlias? ›

Santa Cruz Dahlias is a no-till organic dahlia farm operated by Kristine Albrecht in Santa Cruz, California.

Which dahlias have the longest vase life? ›

The “Ball” type dahlias have a longer vase life than most other types. You'll notice that nearly all the Dahlias I recommend in this blog post are Ball type Dahlias… and it's because they have the best vase life. Sturdy Petals.

Which dahlias bloom the earliest? ›

Dahlia 'Lark's Ebbe'

Early to midseason start to bloom. Good producer of large tubers.

Are there any fragrant dahlias? ›

Slightly fragrant, Dahlia 'Honka Surprise' is truly charming with its showy, 8-petaled star-shaped deep pink flowers, almost red, gradually blending into a yellow heart. Unlike most Dahlias, it is delicate-looking and has a subtle presence. Its flowers, up to 4 in.

What is the biggest dahlia? ›

Emory Paul Dinnerplate Dahlia is the largest flowering Dahlia we know of, with whopping 12-14" flowers in brilliant deep pink with light pink edges. Standing tall, they are a dramatic, colorful addition to the summer garden.

Does cutting dahlias encourage more flowers? ›

Dahlias are beautiful in the garden, but don't be afraid to snip a few for a vase; cutting dahlia flowers for bouquets actually allows the plant to produce more flowers. Be sure to deadhead any spent blooms, too. The best time to cut flowers, including dahlias, is in the cool of the morning.

How do you make dahlias last longer? ›

In order to maximize their relatively short 3 to 4 day vase life, warm or hot tap water is ideal. I've found that dropping them in a vase of hot water and letting it cool to room temperature can extend their vase life up to 2 to 3 days.

Do dahlias multiply? ›

Dahlia plants produce tubers that grow in the ground. Each year the mother tuber (the original bulb) typically produces anywhere from 5-20 new tubers. By dividing these tubers in the winter, you can multiply the original plant and grow identical dahlia flowers.

How do you cut dahlias floret? ›

How to cut Dahlias - Plantpassion - YouTube

Where is Floret Flower Farm? ›

Erin Benzakein's modest two-acre farm — Floret Flower — sits in Skagit Valley, just 90 miles north of Seattle.

Will there be another season of Growing Floret? ›

Production is underway on Season 2 with a likely premiere of the series in Spring 2023.

Can rotting dahlia tubers be saved? ›

In many cases, a rotten dahlia tuber won't be any good and you'll need to discard it. However, it isn't always bad news as there are times that the rot won't have spread too far, and the tuber can be salvaged and used to grow a beautiful plant.

Where is Stonehouse dahlias? ›

Stonehouse Dahlias is in Logan, Utah.

How do you crossbreed dahlias? ›

Remove the stocking from the female flower when the bloom opens and the stigma are showing. Remove all of the flower petals from the female flower. Pick up the male flower, hold it upside down, and gently rub the pollen-covered stamens back and forth across the other flower's stigma.

Can I grow dahlias in pots? ›

Dahlias are usually started in pots undercover and then planted out in the garden, however it is possible to grow dahlias in a pot. Make sure you choose a slightly compact dahlia variety, as some dahlias can grow over 1.5m (5ft) tall.

What cut flower lasts the longest? ›

What cut flowers last the longest? Cut flowers with the longest lifespan include chrysanthemums, zinnias, carnations, gerberas, orchids, and alliums, with respective periods of 21-28 days.

What is the longest living flower? ›

1. Chrysanthemums. Chrysanthemums are renowned for their vase life, and can last 3 weeks (or even longer!) They come in a wide range of colours and shapes.

Can I plant dahlias in March? ›

Serious dahlia growers start their tubers in mid-March, but you need a climate-controlled greenhouse to get the best results. I was a fairly serious dahlia enthusiast many years ago. I potted several hundred each spring, with many different varieties. This spring I potted mine the first week of April.

Can I plant dahlias in February? ›

Dahlias can be grown directly from seed or dormant Dahlia tubers, or grown in pots to be planted out once they're established. If you're growing dahlias from seed, sow them between February and April. If you're growing from tubers, plant them from April to May.

What month do you plant dahlias? ›

When and how should I plant them? A: Dahlia tubers are best planted after the soil has warmed a bit, between mid-April and mid-May. In a sunny location with soil that drains well, dig a deep, wide hole and work in a good amount of compost.

Should dahlias be planted in groups? ›

Dahlias grow best in full sun but can take some afternoon shade in the South. Plant tubers about four to six inches deep in the soil. Unless your soil is extremely dry, don't water until you start seeing signs of plant growth. Consider planting in groups and remember the ultimate height of your plants.

What to plant in pots with dahlias? ›

Plants to combine with dahlias
  • Hedychium densiflorum. ...
  • Salvia'Amistad' ...
  • Echinacea purpurea 'Green Jewel' ...
  • Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Cassian's Choice' ...
  • Crocosmia x crocosmioides 'Fire King' ...
  • Helenium 'Loysder Wieck'
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How far apart should dahlias be planted? ›

Dig holes at the proper depth and spacing.

The largest varities of Dinner Plate Dahlias will do best with spacing 12-18 inches apart to allow for foliage and flowers to grow. Compact varieties can be planted with mulitiple tubers per square foot.

What does Purple dahlia smell like? ›

What does Dahlia smell like? Dahlias don't possess any real noticeable fragrance, except for very light floral notes.

What does a Black dahlia smell like? ›

Dahlia Noir or the “Black Dalia" is a powdery fragrance of dusty chypre-floral structure. Top notes of mandarin, pink pepper and mimosa lead to the extensive and intensive core of rose, iris and patchouli.

What does yellow dahlia smell like? ›

Mostly Fragrance-Free

Though they have been successful with a couple of hybrid creations, the majority of dahlia blooms smell like nothing at all.

How can I make dahlias grow faster? ›

Dahlias grow best when they receive a consistent supply of water. Drip irrigation is ideal, as it directs moisture to the root zone while keeping the foliage dry. If you are hand-watering, it's best to water deeply once or twice per week.

Why are my dahlias so short? ›

Short dahlia stems simply don't draw or hold enough water for the flower to last very long. This is the result of a lack of water. By removing these flowers, now the plants have sufficient water again, the longer stems will return.

What are giant dahlias called? ›

There's simply no other flower quite like it: The dinner plate dahlia. With their huge flower heads, these gorgeous stunners make a dramatic statement in the late summer garden. A popular choice for cut flower arrangements, dinnerplate dahlias add color and texture on a massive scale.

What is the most magical flower? ›

Flowers That Symbolise Magic and Power
  • Lilac. Lilacs are pretty flowers that bloom during the late spring and early summer. ...
  • Lavender. Lavenders grow in a small shrub that reach up to about three feet tall. ...
  • Roses. Roses range in colour from white to yellow, pink to maroon and have a certain aroma. ...
  • Baby's-Breath.
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Which is the king of the flowers? ›

Rose is the king and queen of flowers. Rose is the oldest flowering plant and it is an ornamental flowering plant. The roses born in June are known as the queen of flowers. It belongs to the family Rosaceae and genus Rosa.

What is the world's favorite flower? ›

Roses — As the most popular flower in the world, it's no surprise that the rose dominates its season too. Symbolizing everything from deep romance and sensuality to joy and friendship, this spring flower is a true charmer that can be incorporated into any arrangement or bouquet.

When can I buy dahlia tubers? ›

Dahlia tubers are available to buy from February. Most garden centres have a good selection but for the best range, buy online. In early April, you can put all of your tubers in a large, shallow tray, lightly covered with compost, for potting up a little later.

Is there a season 2 of growing Floret? ›

Blue Chalk's Magnolia Network series "Growing Floret" has been renewed for a second season!

When can you buy dahlias in Australia? ›

As dahlias typically flower in the summer, the seasonal flower farm based in Emerald, Victoria runs its tuber sales from August until mid-November.

What happens if you plant dahlias too close together? ›

When planting dahlias, it is important to allow them enough space to grow. Some varieties can become quite large and planting too close can cause plants to not receive enough light or air flow which can lead to mildew issues later.

How many dahlias do you get from one tuber? ›

One tuber = one dahlia plant = many blooms per plant. The number of blooms per plant varies, depending on the variety (the smaller the bloom, the more you tend to get per plant). Some people will take cuttings from their dahlia tubers (do so at your own risk).

Should I soak dahlia tubers before planting? ›

Do You Soak Dahlia Tubers Before Planting? Generally, dahlia tubers do not need to soak before planting. However, if they appear dried out and shriveled, you may want to soak them in a bucket of tepid water for one hour before planting.

Can I split dahlia tubers? ›

You can divide your dahlia tubers in either the winter or springtime. You may want to wait until spring when the tuber eyes are more visible. To get started you will want a clean workspace, a good pair of garden scissors, cinnamon, and bleach.

Where is floret farms located? ›

Floret Flowers We are a small family farm in Skagit Valley, WA – Floret Flower Farm.

Does Erin Benzakein have children? ›

In addition to Chris and Erin, their children, Elora and Jasper Benzakein, also may appear on Growing Floret.

Where is Growing Floret filmed? ›

The series is filmed in Skagit River, which is where the farm is based, in is a rural area, situated in the state of Washington, USA.

What fertilizer do you use for dahlias? ›

Use Low Nitrogen Fertilizer

We recommend a low nitrogen fertilizer, usually referred to as a bloom food. For dahlias there are two options, one is processed/bagged steer or cow manure, the second is commercial fertilizer or a combination of both. We recommend using both. Dahlias require low nitrogen fertilizer.

What month do you plant dahlias? ›

When and how should I plant them? A: Dahlia tubers are best planted after the soil has warmed a bit, between mid-April and mid-May. In a sunny location with soil that drains well, dig a deep, wide hole and work in a good amount of compost.

What do I feed dahlias? ›

Dahlias are vigorous, fast-growing plants that perform best when given additional feeding:
  • Apply a granular general-purpose fertiliser at planting time.
  • To boost flowering, apply a potassium-rich liquid fertiliser, such as tomato feed, fortnightly from early July to early September.

What is the best mulch for dahlias? ›

A mix of pine chips, straw and peat moss is ideal for mulching dahlias. Make sure you provide the plants with a fine layer, no less than 3-4 inches thick.

Can you plant dahlias 12 inches apart? ›

The largest varities of Dinner Plate Dahlias will do best with spacing 12-18 inches apart to allow for foliage and flowers to grow. Compact varieties can be planted with mulitiple tubers per square foot. 4. For larger varieties, generally those growing 3 feet or taller, we recommend staking when you plant.

How deep does dahlias need to be planted? ›

Plant the smallest bedding dahlias, grown from seed, 9 to 12 inches apart. To plant the tubers, start by digging a 6- to 8-inch deep hole. Set a tuber into the hole with the growing points, or “eyes,” facing up. Do not break or cut individual dahlia tubers (as you would with potatoes).

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