Plate Dahlia's

Asked April 20, 2018, 2:40 PM EDT

I bought three plate dahlias and put them in pots last Spring. I dug them up last Fall and have lots of nice tubes. My daughter is wanting these to be in bloom for our backyard wedding in 46 days on June 9. Is it possible to plant them in pots indoors now and move outside when it's warm? Will they be in bloom? If so, what kind of soil should I use? At what temps can I move the pots outside? Thank you so much, Monique Hopkins Anoka, MN

Anoka County Minnesota dahlias

1 Response

Dahlias can be grown in pots and many gardeners get a head start on the season by doing so. Getting the dahlias to blooming size will require full sun.
http://homeguides.sfgate.com/start-dahlia-tubers-inside-71642.html
It will take about 8 weeks to get the tubers to a size to produce flowers.
https://www.almanac.com/plant/dahlias
Congratulations on the happy occassion, I hope the weather is gorgeous.