More Information About Dahlia
We thought it would be cool to offer some of the more unusual species and garden-worthy dahlia hybrids often overlooked by the dahlia societies. Many of the purple leaf dahlia cultivars are truly stunning in the summer garden, as are the lesser-known, wild-collected species.
For us, most dahlias are winter-hardy perennials in Zone 7b when grown in well-drained soil. In colder zones, dahlia plants can be dug and stored just above freezing in dry peat moss for the winter. During the rest of the year your dahlia will be happiest in a full sun garden location in well-drained soil.
Dahlia plants produce roots close to the surface of the soil so no hoes around your dahlias....actually we propose a no hoe policy for your entire garden. Your dahlia will start to bloom in the late spring but will slow down during the hot part of the summer and resume flowering in the fall. The flowers attract both butterflies and hummingbirds. When you're ready to buy dahlias for your perennial garden, we hope you'll check out our online listing of dahlias for sale.