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Aries Dahlia Bundle
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The Ram, Aries, you passionate, motivated, confident humans! We love your cheerful disposition and relentless determination. You are not a halfway gardener, you want it bold! You need flowers that rise up strong and proud.

These are the dahlias for your Aries garden.
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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: Temple of Beauty, October Sky, Myrtles Folly

  • Botanical NameDahlia pinnata
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Description

Bright shiny things, Aries? Yeah, we know you. The bright strength of the Aries garden is matched perfectly with this bundle of 3 dahlias. Temple of Beauty (for stop-you-in-your-tracks beauty), October Sky (because it radiates light), and Myrtles Folly (defiantly shaggy).


  • 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
  • LIGHTFull 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.

Aries Dahlia Bundle

$71.00 $0.00 ( / )