today I am planting Arthur Hambley Dahlia in planter. There is so many varieties of Dahlia that everyone will find one. You can find all different colors, flowers, heights etc. I purchased this Tuber from Cherry lane nurseries with 50% off all summer bulbs. Dahlias require any well cultivated soil with supply of organic material. Place it in sunny spot away from strong winds. They are good for pots, borders or bedding plats. short varieties can be grown in containers or balcony. After flowering finished lift tubers after flowering and keep them in dry compost in dark warm place. Ok guys lets get started....
1) Purchase you Dahlias in local nurseries, Amazon, B&Q and many other shops, look out for growing sizes and how much space dahlia require. I got mine from Cherry lane nurseries and there is 50% off on all summer bulbs. Dahlia require low maintenance.
2) You need a good size pot with draining holes, you need to make sure that tuber will comfortably fit in to the pot.
3) Get good quality compost ideally with John Innes added but this is not essential. If you making your own compost its even better.
4) Check your Tuber for any damages, sometimes you can find tubers that broken off from main root. This is ok unless you see any excessive damage to the root.