Overwintering dalhias

Asked October 28, 2020, 12:17 PM EDT

Do dalhias have to be dug up in the fall or will the bulbs survive our winters?

Forsyth County North Carolina

1 Response

Most people dig them up and store them indoors in a cool dark place for the winter as insurance. I also know those who leave them planted outside and simply mulch heavily with straw or pine straw - 8 inches or so thick. In most winters this is fine. Some varieties are a little more cold hardy than others as well.