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Dahlia Tuber FAQs 


​Dahlia Tubers: After you receive your order

1. Open your package as soon as you receive it. All tubers are guaranteed to have a viable eye. Message within a week of delivery with any concerns.

2. Store your dahlia tubers in a cool place until you are ready to plant. You can keep the tubers in the baggies with peat moss/vermiculite until planting. Ensure they have good air circulation and do not let the tuber freeze (keeping them in the baggies unzipped will allow air circulation).

3. Tubers may lose some moisture during storage and may become a little soft or wrinkled. This is normal! As long as tubers aren’t completely mushy or rotten, they should be okay.

4. Plant dahlia tubers in full sun after the last frost date in your area, 4-6” deep and 12” apart.

5. Don’t water until you see green above the soil. (This may take 2-6 weeks depending on temperature). If you water before growth you risk the tuber rotting. Once there is growth above the soil, water to keep it consistently moist but not waterlogged.

 6. Depending on the variety, dahlias may need support as they grow. Install stakes or cages at planting time or shortly afterward to avoid damaging the roots later. Nothing fancy is needed. A tomato cage works just great!

7. Dig up tubers after the first frost, allow them to dry for a few days, and then store them in a cool, dry place until the next planting season.

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All dahlias from our farm will have a viable “eye”

A dahlia tuber “eye” is a small, round growth point on a dahlia tuber. Its where the stem and roots emerge, signaling the start of growth. properly planting the tuber with the eye facing upwards ensures successful growth.

Referenced are some pictures with an active "eye" or growth/sprout. 


Example of Several Dahlia Tubers 

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