Dahlia Page

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The Dahlias Are Resting for the Winter.

But They’ll Be Back! Watch This Space for Dahlia Plant Starts in the Spring.

We love dahlias. A total love affair. You will love them too. Easy to grow if you give them sun, water, and something to hold up these tall flowers laden with blooms.

Once dahlias get started — which they are when you buy them from us —  they are pretty tolerant and easy to grow. Well-drained soil in the sun. They grow 3-5′ so stake them.  Japanese beetles sometimes like hiding in some blooms, but they only like some plants. Other than that, these will fill your garden with color and beauty from late July or early August until the frost takes them down. When nothing else is giving you color, there are the dahlias, being extravagant and eye-catching. Of course, the actual size of the plants and blooms depends on local conditions.

What worries some people about dahlias is the idea of lifting them and keeping them over the winter. You can do that if you wish — we’re happy to advise you on how. But you really don’t have to. These flowers will give you such lush color for so long, you don’t need to lift and keep them to make it worthwhile.

Go to the Gilmanton’s Own Online Market gilmantonsown.com to order and prepay. You can also write to consult with us: vsapiro@gmail.com .

HERE IS WHAT WILL PROBABLY BE AVAILABLE IN SPRING 2021 (Pictures above the descriptions):

THE BIG BLOOMS:  Usually 6 inches and more

cameopeachCameo Peach: Beautiful 7″  blooms of peach, pink, a little yellow on a 4′ plant.

centercourtCenter Court: Stunning white 7” blooms. The petals fold back to make an elegant profile, cupping the stem. 5’ tall.

Bitsy

Miss Delilah:  Fabulous hot pink with white toward the center – amazing. Great 6-8” blooms on 4’ tall plants.

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MIDDLE-SIZED BLOOMS: Usually around 4-5″ blooms

Bitsy

Bitsy:  4″ blooms on an 18″ plant – pink, white, beautiful.

Bonanza

Gabrielle Marie: 5″ bloom on a 4′ plant. Peach apricot with a little lavender blush.

daydreamerDay Dreamer: Beautiful, subtle shades of soft yellow and blush apricot on a full-petal, 4-6” bloom. 4’ tall.

Linna  Linna: Stunning yellow and peach 5″ flowers on a 5.5 foot tall plant.

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Voodoo: Deep dark 5″ blooms on a 4.5 foot plant

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Natalie G:  Gorgeous pink with shoots of yellow. 4″ blooms on a 3.5 foot plant.

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LITTLE FOLK: Less than 4″

jitterbugJitterbug: Cute 2.5″ salmon flowers with yellow highlights in the center. 3′ plants. 

Cornel

Lora Ashley:  3″ bloom on a 4′ plant. Sunset colors.