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AngieRAngieR Posts: 347

My pots of bedding Dahlia were blackened by frost last night and as I was about to dispose of them I discovered that there are tubers.


I have double checked the labels and they are described as bedding along with name Dahlia x hybrida.

I'm confused! Do bedding Dahlia usually come from tubers? In the past I've not noticed and quite happily discarded them. Do these over winter like other Dahlia tubers or are they supposed to be disposed off?


  • Yes, all dahlias will develop tubers and can be over-wintered.

    The ones sold as bedding dahlias are often young plants taken from cuttings, but they develop tubers just like their parents.  

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  • AngieRAngieR Posts: 347

    Thank you Dfa image

    I had no idea!  It's frustrating to think that I've thrown away many of these over the last few years.

  • GWRSGWRS Posts: 8,164

    Hello , I have a bed of Dalias at the allotment and I have just cut them down and covered with compost for the winter

    Yes they do have tubers , these can be stored over winter for next year 

  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 21,011

    I've grown dahlias from seed, they develop tubers which I've grown the following year. Some I even left in the ground over winter and they grew up again.

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • AngieRAngieR Posts: 347

    Thank you GWRS and Busy Lizzie - leaving them in the ground would not be an option for me here in Scotland.   They are currently drying off and just about ready for me to store away.  Fingers crossed!

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