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Dahlia Seeds - Early Bird Dahlia Variabilis

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  • Annual; Vibrant Colors
  • Late season bloomer, flowering summer into fall
  • Prefers full sun exposure

Product Description

Dahlia Seeds - Early Bird

Love Dahlias but don't have the space? Your search ends here! Lovely and compact, this annual Dahlia grows from seed and is perfect for containers, borders or garden beds.

Early Bird Mix is a bright combination of double and semi-double blooms, growing up to 2 feet high

  • Fast Facts

    Name:Dahlia Seeds - Early Bird
    Botanical Name:Dahlia Variabilis
    Life Cycle:Annual
    Light Requirement:Full Sun
    Planting Season:Spring
    Plant Type:Compact Double and Semi-Double Blooms, Upright Habit, Lanceolate Leaf Shape
    Features:Heirloom, Attracts Pollinators, Fragrant, Cut Flower Garden, Fast Growing, Container Garden
    Color:Mixed
    Blooms:Summer
    Days to Maturity:60-90 Days
    Plant Height:18 inches
    Plant Spacing:6-8 inches
    Planting Depth:1/4 inch
    Sowing Method:Direct Sow
    Cold Stratification:No
    Seeds per Pound:54, 470
    Hardiness Zones:2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
    Ships:Year Round
  • Planting Instructions

    How to Plant Early Bird Dahlias

    When to Plant Dahlia Seeds

    Sow in flats or trays indoors, 4-5 weeks before the final frost date of the Spring. Transplant outdoors after the threat of frost, when soil temperatures are consistently 65-70°of.

    Where to Plant Dahlia Seeds

    Choose a Full Sun location with well-draining, low nitrogen soil.

    How to Plant Dahlia Seeds

    Start indoors with plain potting soil, avoiding soils amended with fertilizers. Sow your seeds onto the surface of the soil and compress, but don't cover, as they require light exposure to germinate. Transplant in 4-5 weeks outdoors. Once established, fertilize with a high-phosphorus fertilizer after about 3 weeks.

    How to Care for Dahlias

    You can continue to fertilize with a high-phosphorus fertilizer approximately every 3-4 weeks to encourage blooms. Over fertilizing will lead to bushy growth with smaller blooms. In the Fall, after the plants have died back, cut your growth down to about 2 inches above the surface of the soil. Carfully dig out your dahlia tubers that have developed and remove any excess soil. Dry for 1-3 days, and store in cool, dry conditions with little exposure to sunlight. Your Dahlia tubers can be planted once again the following Spring.

    Download Printable Planting Guide

  • Seed Coverage

    AmountRecommended Coverage
      
    PacketUp to 80 Sq. Ft
    Ounce PackageUp to 625 Sq. Ft
    1/4 Pound PackageUp to 2,500 Sq. Ft
    1 Pound SackUp to10,000 Sq. Ft
    5 Pound SackUp to 1.3 Acres

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