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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Gigantic Dahlia Flowers on Plant, Care and Tips for Dahlias

Dahlia flowers, colorful and thousands of variety are every flower lovers dream flower. With small bunches growing in clusters to gigantic single blooms we all love dahlia flowers. They are an important addition to flower decorations in home and add value to the room instantly by their showy and colorful appearance.
Red, yellow, white, orange, pink, magenta to maroon and thousands of hybrid shaded variety , dahlias rule the flower world after rose due to their different vibrant colorful blooms!

Grown from tubers they can be started with sowing seeds after winter ends, and these seeds sprout into tubers underground which later grows into plants. Just like we store bulbs of lillies and gladiolus we also take care to remove the flowered tuber and store then as winter begins. The plants sown from seeds are healthy and best as compared to used tubers. Dahlias add instant color to your garden landscape and they can be grown as centers or corners or borders in your garden. The dahlia flowers with their beautiful variety of colors are fascinating and loved around the globe and frequently used as cut flowers in flower arrangement and bouquets.
Gigantic Dahlia Bud in process of Opening
Flowering Tips and care of Dahlia Plants-  Growing huge gigantic dahlia flowers is a dream for many and the way is not so simple. trimming away extra small shoots and small buds coming from every side of the plant growth is required.
The first point here is dahlia plants grow as small bushes if trimmed or as long flowering stalks which need support. So add wooden sticks before the flowering session begins to avoid damaging the tuber underground.
The flower size here is 8 inches and they grow as small few inches to large gigantic blooms depending upon your plan for growing them.
Huge Dahlia Flower

Shaded Dahlia Gigantic Flower

New Buds on Dahlia Plant
earth worms, snails, slugs love this and take care to protect your dahlia plants from pests. Holes in leaves are usually by bugs and beetles feasting on the fresh dahlia leaves making your plant weak.Till date I have not got a hundred percent successful formula for protecting my dahlias and we have lost a gigantic yellow blooming dahlia last year, along with orange red and ....lets see how this one goes by. Trying over the years and never losing hope, continuing adding gigantic blooming flowering plants, they add instant beauty to your garden.
Main problem faced is by birds and rats who love to feast on new buds and flowers. Each time I learn something new about dahlias.
The right amount of sunlight for Dahlia for best growth, is very important as they need lots of sunlight, as would every gardener say, but very important, not direct sunlight for full day, the blooms will burn out and the plant dries off with full day sunlight. Choosing the right spot for growing dahlias, right spot is important for healthy dahlias , partial sunlight for full day or some hours of day would do.
Watering, another important point and the reason for dying of dahlia plants, dry periods are not good for flowering dahlias and regular watering is required, sometimes twice daily in summer season.
Soil must be a mixture of porous as well as clay for good growth in dahlias. If you want gigantic dahlia  flowers you need to love and care for your dahlia plants, trim the extra buds and growth and focus on single bloom, and they will give you gigantic blooms!
crossing my fingers and hoping for the best!
Cut flowers can be kept in water stored previous night (extra harmful chlorine is removed) and the blooms of dahlia last for a week in water is changed regularly from the flower vase, I sometimes feed the vase water with a pinch of salt and sugar for displaying dahlia flowers. (if you wish to try this tip, try at your own risk).
All the Best!


  1. Dahlia flowers were so big, hope to get this big blooms next, as of now the plant has full growth in rains

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  12. Hi rizwana!
    I recently bought a dahlia plant. It receives good sushine and I water it moderately. However the buds are drooping!.what could be reason?
    Also I am planning to buy a few more dahlia plants. Is it a good idea to buy them nw, as summer is round the corner. Can they tolerate the Mumbai summer?
    Your tips would be really valuable. Thanks.

  13. Hello Preeti, Welcome to Garden Care Simplified!
    Yes Dahlias love sun, they give out great blooms, now is the best time.
    Drooping buds usually indicate the plant is not getting enough water/ or excess water, these dahlias are amazing drinkers, they need water more, just take care that their pots are well draining and do not clog the containers otherwise the bulbs go mushy and die.
    Hope this helps you Preeti!
    All the Best from Rizwana!

  14. Please Preeti also check out there are no caterpillars, they love to feed on these large leaves and make the plant barren! one of the reasons for buds drooping and leaves falling.

  15. Thanks a lot rizwana...there were leaf miners in guess..many leaves had those white lines in it.

  16. Yes Preeti! All the Best from Rizwana!


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