Dahlia seeds are easy to grow. The flowers are such bright, round, and colorful flowers that bring joy to your garden. They have different varieties of colors which will bloom with minimal care. Dahlia’s grow best in full sunlight, well-drained, and fertile or loamy soil. It will not grow in cold soil and the foliage is sensitive to frost.
So, in this article, we will guide you on “how to grow dahlia seeds at home”.
How To Sow Dahlia Seeds?
The steps to sow seeds are:
- Take a Seedling Tray and fill it with Cocopeat.
- Make ½ inch deep holes and put 2 seeds in each hole.
- Fill the hole with Cocopeat and spray with water.
- It germinates within 7-14 days. And the flowering takes 12 weeks. (The speed of germination is associated with lots of environmental factors and proper care).
- The best time or season to sow dahlia seeds is in spring or early summer.
Which Type Of Soil Is Best For Dahlia Seeds To Grow?
- Dahlia prefers moist, well-drained, and loamy soil.
- Before planting dahlia seeds, improve the quality of soil by adding manure and fertilizers.
- It grows best in soil pH of 6.5, which is mostly neutral soil.
- If growing in pots use potting mix.
Does Dahlia Grow Best In Full Sunlight?
- Dahlia is a warm and sun-loving plant.
- It needs six to eight hours of sunlight per day.
- But some varieties prefer shade in the afternoon, to avoid the burning of the flower.
- It requires a temperature ranging from 16°C to 22° C.
How Much Water Does Dahlia Need To Grow?
- Dahlia needs a lot of water.
- But be careful to water the roots, not the leaf, as it may rot the plant.
- Make a drainage system, so the excess water can flow.
- The roots of the dahlia plant are close to the surface of the soil. So, the rainfall water can be enough in the monsoon season.
- A dry top layer will make the plant dry. Make sure to check the dryness of the soil and water them respectively.
Which Fertilizers Are Best For Dahlia?
Feed them with,
- Vermicompost for nutrients every week.
- Seaweed once a month for greener leaves.
- Epsom salt for better blooming once a month.
- If planting in soil, take a Medium Size Pot and add a Potting Mix.
- If planting in the soil adds Neem Cake Powder, Vermicompost, and Seaweed.
Varieties Of Dahlia
Dahlias are available in many colors, shapes, and sizes, such as:
- Dwarf Bedding Dahlia
- Pompom Dahlia
- Double Show Dahlia
- Cactus Dahlia
- Decorative Dahlia
- Paeony Flowered Dahlia
- Collarette Dahlia
- Anemone Flowered Dahlia
- Star Dahlia
- Single Flowered Dahlia