Dahlia division and storage?

Michael199Michael199 Posts: 175

Hello everyone. I have a Dahlia Water Lily. Is it too late in the year to divide it? And what is the best way to store the bulbs over winter? London climate here. Thanks

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 7,608

    Too late to divide, do it in Spring.

    Probably will survive outdoors in London, just give a good thick mulch.

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  • Michael199Michael199 Posts: 175

    Thanks punkdoc.  Do I need to chop the foliage back before Winter...or just leave it and chop back in early Spring?

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 7,608

    I would chop it back in November time, or when it becomes blackened by frost.

    Time is never time at all
    You can never ever leave
    Without leaving a piece of youth
  • Michael199Michael199 Posts: 175

    Wow! Will it still flower in October, do you think?

  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 7,608

    Hopefully.

    Time is never time at all
    You can never ever leave
    Without leaving a piece of youth
  • Michael199Michael199 Posts: 175

    That's great news. I had no idea that they had such longevity. Thanks very much punkdoc.

    Last edited: 30 August 2016 18:37:38

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