I’ve had Dahlias in my flower garden for years, they’re one of my husband’s favorite blooming flowers.
The pink, purple, and orange long-lasting blooms brighten up our flower beds from late spring through early fall.
But I’ve only bought pre-established plants.
Until this year, when I decided to plant Dahlias from tubers.
When I saw the gorgeous yellow color of the Kelvin Floodlight Dahlia in the store, I couldn’t pass it up.
I planted several of them in the back yard and watched as the plants leafed out and the flower buds set, wondering how big the plants and blooms would get.
And did they get big!
The plants are over five feet tall, I had to find different stakes as they grew because they became so top-heavy.
No wonder they’re called dinner-plate Dahlias. The flowers are anywhere from 8 to 10 inches across.
The flowers started blooming the second week of August, and the plants keep producing more blooms.
I’m hoping they’ll continue blooming through September.
Keep your fingers crossed!