Dahlia Bulbs – Plants and Flowers
Dahlia bulbs are a tuberous perennial plant much loved for the colorful flowers in season. Bulbs are available for sale from specialist nurseries and they do make great cut flowers.
Plant Profile and Growing Hints
Dahlias have been a popular cut flower for many years and are a native of Mexico and the Central Americas.
They are popular for the colorful flowers produced during summer. Dahlias do need a little care and attention, for best results bulbs are lifted and stored over winter.
Cut the flowers first thing in the morning when they have opened fully, place stems in water as soon as possible, the flowers last longer this way.
You can grow Dahlias in pots, the smaller types are especially good for this.
Dahlia Season in Australia
Dahlia flowering season in Australia is in late summer to autumn. However the bulbs or tubers, are planted in spring. Plant Dahlias on Melbourne Cup Day, (1st Tuesday in November) or after the danger of frosts has gone, but shop for bulbs earlier to get the best choice of new releases.
So Dahlia planting season is 3 -4 weeks either side of this depending on your location. Remember that these tubers do not like wet conditions, so hill up if your soil is wet. Dahlias should not be planted where you have grown tomatoes or potatoes.
Varieties and Types
Dahlia flowers vary greatly, many different forms and size varies from small to some of the Giant decorative types with flowers as big as dinner plates.
Dahlias come in many colours and forms including : Flower types such as Decorative, Cactus, Pompone, Water Lily (see picture above), Ball, Collarette, Orchid, Stellar, Fimbriated, Exhibition Dahlias, Anemone Dahlias, Peony, Baby Dahl’s, Bronze Foliage, Singles
Dahlia Bulbs for sale – Dahlia Nurseries
Dahlia specialists: A large range of Dahlia types including : Decorative, Cactus, Pompone, Water Lily, Ball, Collarette, Orchid, Stellar, Fimbriated, Exhibition, Anemone, Peony, Baby Dahl's, Bronze Foliage, Singles.
P.O. Box 369 New Norfolk TAS 7140
Huge range of Spring and Summer flowering Bulbs
P O Box 398 Creswick Vic 3363
Retail & Mail Order Specialist Growers of Heritage Roses, Unusual Perennials, Tree & Herbaceous Peonies. Mail order and Nursery Sales.
357 Monbulk Road SILVAN VIC 3795
Guaranteed "garden worthy" bulbs, plants and perennials. Visit the website to browse our large range of daffodils or request the latest free catalogue.
470 Monbulk-Silvan Road Monbulk VIC 3793
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'Umbango' 750 Humula Rd, Humula NSW 2652
Phone 0408692773 Great Range of Perennial plants available for sale by mail order.
16 Seamer Rd Monbulk VIC 3792
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