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Choosing between Dahlia seeds and tubers?

BalaBala Posts: 111

I sowed Dahlia seeds 4-5 days ago, bought from wilko.  They have germinated very well and those little things started.  

Just wondering, Do they flower in the same year?  If not, I might consider buying few tubers.  Again, those tubers, do they flower in the same year?

The plants started from seeds, do they eventually become tubers as well?

thanks

Last edited: 26 March 2017 08:55:33

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,374

    I've flowered dahlias from seed in the first year, I should think that's usual, they're very quick.

    Tubers will flower

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    Yes Bala, you will have flowers this year. I've grown dahlias from wilko seeds before, it was the pompon mix. They grew big tubers in the same season too, I dug them up and tried to store them overwinter but failed. 

    Sowing seed again this year, a dwarf dahlia this time.

  • BalaBala Posts: 111

    Thank you!  I have sowed both Dwarf and Pomon mix.  Thinking of trying Cactus variety as well.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,862

    I often grow dahlia from seed. Bedding dahlias can be in flower in ten weeks. The large exhibition type take longer as they have to be bigger plants. I pick the best to save as tubers for the following year.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
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