Dahlia Page

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Many of our  Dahlias Are Now available at Gilmanton’s Own Market.

See them at the South Barn Farm Market, 741 Province Rd., Gilmanton.

Open Thursdays 3-5:30, Saturdays 10-3, Sundays 11-3

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.

These plants will be available this spring. We sell them as soon as they are showing nice foliage. Contact us at vsapiro@gmail.com to reserve the types you want.


THE BIG BLOOMS:  Usually 6 inches and more

cameopeach

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

centercourt

Center 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 plant


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

Bonanza

Bonanza: 4″ bloom on a 3-4′ plant.  Shades of yellow, pink, orange with purple toward the center.

CarribeanFantasyDahlia

Caribbean Fantasy: 5″ blooms on a 3′ plant. White, peach, yellow, some bright red.

Cornel

Cornel:  4 bloom on a 4′ plant. Deep red.

GabrielleMarie

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

daydreamer

Day 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.

JMHVoodoo

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


LITTLE FOLK: Less than 4″

jitterbug

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

loraashley

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

Picasso

Picasso: 3.5″ bloom on a 4′ plant. White with random splashes of red

RazMaTaz

Raz-Ma-Taz: 2.5 bloom on a 3.5′ plant. Red tips with pink, apricot inner.