I have grown Dahlias that have been 1.7 metres in height (Guernsey in Channel Islands off France ) to 0.8 metres in height in Tasmania. Now when I go to buy dahlia plants, all I get are these silly little plants about 0.2-0.25 m high, which never grow to a decent size. Do you know of any nursery in South east Qld near to Deception Bay that sell proper sized dahlia bushes.Thank you, Frank
07 December 2014, 02:05AM
We regret we are unable to advise you of a dahlia bulb stockist in your area but you will be happy to know there are many taller growing dahlias (Delbard Dahlias) available for sale via mail-order from Rankins Roses.
How to grow dahlias in a garden from seed
Choose a spot in the garden that receives full sun.
Prepare the planting area well by digging in some compost & Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser.
Sow Dahlias (Dahlia cvs) seeds directly where they are to grow or in trays of Yates Seed Raising Mix at a depth of 12mm.
Water gently and keep lightly moist through germination period. Take care not to over water during this period.
Once seedlings are 5-7cm tall, thin out or transplant into the prepared bed and water in well.
Mulch with an organic mulch, such as bark chips, sugar cane or pea straw.
Feed every 1 to 2 weeks with Yates Thrive Roses and Flowers Liquid Plant Food.
From your friends at Yates Gardening