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what size container should I use to permanently grow Dhalias and dwarf Lupins


  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 3,995
    It all depends - dahlias come in lots of different sizes!
  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,210
    But think big. Dahlias like lots of space .
  • i was thinking more in the diameter one said it has to be 14 inches but another said 12 inches would be OK so I was looking for someone else's opinion for confirmation
  • I have grown dahlias in pots and I would think 12 to 14 inches in diameter would be adequate.  However I did find that very tall dahlias in pots tend to blow over in strong winds here.  I have grown Bishop of Llandaff in pots putting them out of the way of strong winds..
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,357
    Some dahlias grow well over a metre tall ... they need a well sized pot or they will overbalance in the lightest winds ... check the height of your dahlia varieties. 
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  • thanks both x
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