Dahlia Page




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. If you want to order a collection of 3 or more (and save $1 each!), then make a selection below, email us at vsapiro@gmail.com, and we’ll put together a special order for you to order, prepay, and pickup through the Market. You can also write to consult with us.

HERE IS WHAT IS AVAILABLE NOW (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.


Gitts Crazy: Magical 7″ bronze and rosy purple bloom on a 5.5 foot plant.


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

raspberrypunchRaspberry Punch:  Big 7″ raspberry red flowers with a little yellow center on 5′ plants


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

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.

DahliaPic Miss Molly: Simply gorgeous mauve pink and yellow blend. Blooms 3-4” on 4’ plants – great on their own or impressive in a cluster.


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


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



LITTLE FOLK: Less than 4″

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

loraashleyLora Ashley: 3″ orange and peach blossoms on a 4′ plant. (flowers only)

PicassoPicasso: The artist would be proud — abstract pattern of burgundy red streaks on soft white blossoms. Nice 3.5 inch blooms on 4′ plants.