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Shegrows Dahlia Bundle
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Gina Schley’s 3-acre urban cut flower farm, SHEGROWS, is nestled in Colorado’s urban core between Denver, Boulder, and Golden. In addition to creating more bouquets than you can shake a stick at, her European-Style gardens and Lavender farm is host to workshops, community events, and their award-winning television show on PBS, Urban Conversion.

Grow this Dahlia Bundle along with her and learn from a pro!

SHEGROWS has a mature aesthetic: she grows what works (wisdom borne from the dry and often extreme climate of the Mountain West), what looks right together (her style is impeccable), and for these bundles, she has chosen what will sing in the home garden (she wants you to succeed!).
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    • SHIPSBeginning in February, or after your last frost. If you want your tubers earlier than your last frost date (because you’re a risk-taker or have a greenhouse, for example), just email us and we’re happy to accommodate

    • ZONEGrows everywhere in the USA (annual in zones 2-6, tender perennial in zones 7-11)

    • INCLUDES3 full clumps of tubers, with planting instructions and wooden plant markers: Nicholas, Senior's Hope, Jowey Nicky

    • Botanical NameDahlia pinnata
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Description

Plant yourself a warm and celebratory Dahlia Bundle by Gina Schley of SHEGROWS. Nicholas, Senior's Hope, and Jowey Nicky Dahlias. The perfect summer mix.


  • DEER Deer resistant
  • KIDS+PETS Mildly toxic, can irritate skin; petals edible
  • WATER Water regularly once it begins to grow
  • INDOOR+POTS Grows well in containers outside
  • HEIGHT 4 ft when full grown
  • SPACING 12" between plants
  • LIGHT Full sun, or part-shade

How to Plant

Dig a hole about 8-12" deep and mix in compost if you have it. For planting the clump whole, the tuber clump should be fully covered in dirt, but the stem should be sticking out. For planting a single tuber, lay the tuber on its side horizontally 2-4” deep. Cover with soil and gently compress to make your dahlias nice and snug. Mark the spot with support (a stake or tomato trellis works well) for the big blooms to come. Tubers are prone to rot, so only water if the soil is very dry, otherwise leave it be until it starts to grow.

Where to Plant

Find a place that gets mostly sun, and space plants about 12" apart.

When to Plant

Plant outside after your average last frost in the spring, when the ground has warmed. 

When to Expect Blooms

Mid-summer through frost. 

Care Instructions

Water regularly once they start to sprout, and then give them extra water during dry spells. Pick the flowers using a sharp tool (Bring the flowers in! Make bouquets! Have fun!) to encourage more blooms. They are sensitive to frost, so make sure to wait until any threat of frost has passed before planting outside. And ask us any questions along the way.

Extra Credit

When the plant is about 12" tall you can pinch it back, (which is to clip off the first main middle bud), so that the plant is encouraged to be bushier and more full of blooms as it matures. In places with mild climates, generally zones 7-10, Dahlias are tender perennials, but in places with freezing winters they are annuals. After your first frost, you can dig up your tubers and store them someplace cool and dark to replant the following spring. Our plant care page has detailed instructions on Dahlia digging, dividing, and storing.

Shegrows Dahlia Bundle

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