Tying in dahlias

How to tie in dahlias

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Plant is not at its best in January

Plant is not at its best in February

Plant is not at its best in March

Plant is not at its best in April

Plant is not at its best in May

Plant is not at its best in June

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Plant is at its best in September

Plant is not at its best in October

Plant is not at its best in November

Plant is not at its best in December

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Do not To do in September

Do not To do in October

Do not To do in November

Do not To do in December

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
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Step 1

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.

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