Tying in dahlias

How to tie in dahlias

Do it:

Jun, Jul, Aug

Takes just:

15 minutes

At its best:

Jul, Aug, Sep

From midsummer, dahlias start producing their stunning showy flowers, but they lose impact if the stems flop forward under the weight of the flowers.

To get the best dahlia floral display, tie their stems to canes as they grow to give them some support.

Discover how to tie in dahlias, below. 

You will need

  • Dahlia plant
  • Sticks or canes
  • String


Check dahlias each week; if they're starting to flop tie the main stem to a supporting cane or stick with garden string. Don't tie the string too loosely, but allow a little room for growth.


Tie the stem to the cane in one or more places to give the plant maximum support.

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