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What are the Different Types of Dahlias Available From Breck's?Breck's offers many different dahlias and dahlia bulbs for sale. We carry over 100 different dahlia tubers. As you browse our dahlia bulbs, pay attention to the height and size of the flowers you prefer. You will find many dahlia varieties with gorgeous flowers. We carry many dahlia varieties such as collarette dahlias, pompon dahlias, ball dahlias, cactus dahlias, dinner plate dahlias, giant dahlias and many more. Some of our favorite dahlias include Thomas Edison purple blooms, Kelvin Floodlight for its golden yellow flowers and Cafe au Lait for cut flower bouquets.
Which Dahlias Should I Buy?There are many different sizes of dahlia flowers for sale at Breck's. Dinnerplate dahlias are the largest. Type of dahlia and can feature blooms up to 12 inches across that are dinner plate sized! Many decorative dahlias have blooms between 4-8 inches and are perfect for cut flower gardens. Pompon Dahlias and ball dahlias have miniature flowers formed in a round ball. Collarette dahlias are ideal for small spaces such as in containers or patios. Their bloom has ruffled "collar" petals in the center that are surrounded by larger, flat petals that may overlap and are sometimes in contrasting hues. Breck's offers many of these dahlias for sale online.
Gardeners Guide to Dahlia Bulbs
What to do After Receiving Your Dahlia TubersYour dahlias are shipped from Breck's as tubers that are field grown and have been harvested recently. If you don't have time to plant them immediately, keep the dahlia tubers in their original bags at about 40-45°F (4-7°C). The vegetable drawer of a refrigerator is ideal for temporary storage. Quick planting, however, will yield the best results.
How to Plant DahliasDahlias are frost tender. Your tubers can go directly into the ground in the spring after the ground has warmed and the chance of frost has passed. One good guideline is to plant dahlias at the same time you would plant tomatoes. If you want early blooms, start the dahlia tubers indoors in good light about a month before you plant them outside. Dahlias can be planted as late as mid-June in most parts of the country.
How To Care For Dahlias and Dahlia BulbsOur high quality dahlia tubers are harvested in Holland and kept cool until they are shipped to the US to our customers. Dahlias prefer drained soil but need to be watered regularly. Plant dahlias in full sun about 12 to 18 inches apart and 6 to 8 inches deep. Pinch the top of your dahlia plants above the 4th set of leaves for more blooms.
How To Store Dahlias Over WinterYou can store your Dahlias over winter by using a ventilated box or basket. Take each clump of dahlia tubers and fill the box with slightly moistened sand, peat moss or vermiculite and place them in a cool, dry location. The temperatures should remain between 45 and 55 degrees F. Make sure to check your tubers periodically throughout winter to ensure your Dahlias are not rotting or drying out.
Read our guide on how to grow and plant dahlia bulbs for more information and detailed care instructions for dahlias.