Dahlia flower growers, give me some specifics on what they like ?

I live in zone 7 in Or and have raised dahlias for years, but it never hurts to ask what they like, especially since I have them with weedcloth around them, how much water do they need ? I hear they are from mexico originally so they must like the heat and little water ? Our Or coast grows them huge so ???

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  • 1 decade ago
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  • 1 decade ago

    When you plant the bulb they love Bone Meal but so do skunks.

    They love to be fed and I use Miracle Gro or the equivalent.

    Very hardy and can withstand the hot sun....Lots of water once they get foliage.

    I also give them a Bloom Booster.

  • 1 decade ago

    i would put them in as much sun as possible and well drained soil. i wouldn't water much they will wilt and die quickly

  • 1 decade ago

    all bulbs love bone meal.

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