When to plant dahlias: for bold blooms and beautiful cut flowers

They bloom from mid-summer to late fall, but you might be asking when to plant dahlias to enjoy their extravagant display.

Growing dahlias extends the season with big, bold flowers that fill the backyard with color. Most are tall, adding height at the back of the border, and the single-flowered cultivars provide nectar for bees and butterflies. On top of that, dahlias have a cut-and-come-again habit, so they supply beautiful, fresh flowers for the house.

Our guide has the details on when to plant dahlia to get the most from these colorful, exotic flowers.

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When to plant dahlias

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