Iced Tea - Dahlia Tuber
This variety is: ICED TEA.
I am obsessed with Iced Tea! First of all, it is a crazy productive bloomer. It produced so many flowers, I had trouble cutting and deadheading them all. Second, THE COLOR. Salmon-orange. It looks amazing with ‘Black Satin’ dahlias or with any hot pinks, like 'Fatima', 'Melissa M.' or 'Chimacum Katie' (see pictures). The blooms themselves are about 3-3.5 inches in diameter. The plant can get to be pretty dense, usually topping out at about 4 feet. Blooms mid-summer through fall.
My name's Eve, and I am a dahlia farmer and college student in Battle Ground, WA. My passion for dahlias started with a few tubers from a friend, and grew into an obsession. I am very excited to offer these tubers (bulbs) from my dahlia garden. Learn more about me on my website: www.gardensbyevelyn.com. Follow my newsletter for dahlia growing tips and tricks: www.gardensbyevelyn.com/newsletter.
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-What are dahlias?
Dahlias are stunning, semi-tender, and tuberous perennial plants. They make eye-catching additions to flower beds, and are popular cut flowers for bouquets and arrangements.
The blooms can be as small as ping pong balls, or as large as frisbees. They come in almost every color. Blooms can be fluffy, flat, spiked, variegated, two-toned, striped, ball-shaped, twisted, ruffled, and more. Plant dahlia tubers in the spring for blooms that begin in the summer and continue until frost.
-How to grow dahlias
Dahlias are super easy to grow! They like full sun, with healthy soil (not too much nitrogen), and consistent water.
They happily grow as a perennial in well-drained soils where winter temperatures remain above 20 F (–6.7 C). Mulch can help to keep them warm. In colder climates, dahlias need to be dug up, stored in a garage or basement (at around 40-50 F, 4.5-10 C), and planted again the next spring.
Note that if you don’t want to bother digging them up, that’s okay. One plant makes so many blooms in a season that many consider dahlias worth the annual investment.
LEARN MORE about planting, pruning, storing, and dividing dahlias on my website: www.gardensbyevelyn.com/growdahlias
There are pictures of example tubers in the listing, above. One tuber = one dahlia plant = many blooms per plant. The number of blooms per plant varies, depending on the variety (the smaller the bloom, the more you tend to get per plant).
I use a soil-based storage technique so the tubers will be dirty, dry, tough, firm, and healthy. Learn more about this unconventional technique and why I do it, here: www.gardensbyevelyn.com/the-easiest-way-to-store-dahlia-tubers
All dahlia tubers are carefully inspected for at least one “eye” prior to shipping (an eye is a tiny bud on a tuber that will sprout when planted). Sometimes eyes can be VERY small, or may not have started sprouting yet. As soon as the tuber is planted in damp soil, eye growth will begin.
Learn more about spotting eyes on dahlia tubers, here: www.gardensbyevelyn.com/how-to-identify-an-eye-on-a-dahlia-tuber
Important Note: I only ship within the continental US due to laws regarding the export of plant materials.
Learn more about me and my farm on my website: www.gardensbyevelyn.com.
Follow my newsletter for growing tips and updates: www.gardensbyevelyn.com/newsletter
Thanks for supporting my dahlia obsession,