Dalias

Hi my Dalias are still in full bloom and have got still more buds ready to flower, but we had our first frost last night. Should i just cut the flowers down and lift the Dalis or can i leave them a bit longer yet? It seems a shame as they have given such alovely show this year and still are doing but i dont want to looses them. Any advise would be helpful thanks!!! I live in  lincolnshire.

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  • kate1123kate1123 Posts: 2,815

    I would wait for them to start going black before I lifted them, but if you are worried give the base of the plant an extra mulch to protect the tubers.

  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,806
    fezziewig wrote (see)

    Hi my Dalias are still in full bloom and have got still more buds ready to flower, but we had our first frost last night. Should i just cut the flowers down and lift the Dalis or can i leave them a bit longer yet? It seems a shame as they have given such alovely show this year and still are doing but i dont want to looses them. Any advise would be helpful thanks!!! I live in  lincolnshire.


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    This might be of interest-

    http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/talkback-how-to-lift-and-store-dahlias/275.html

     

     

  • Thanks for the link i have read them and found them helpful im going to leave them a while longer now.

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