Valley Rust Bucket
A real workhorse! Small, vibrant, rusty-red ball-shaped blooms are borne on small plants. An excellent variety for cutting and market sales.
How to Grow Dahlias
Dahlias are stunners in the garden and vase, and very easy to grow from tubers! They can be grown in large pots or in the garden. Select a planting site in full sun with well-draining soil. Plant tubers 12” apart and 6” deep with tuber on its side and growth point (or "eye") facing upwards. Tubers are susceptible to rot if overwatered; wait to water tubers until sprout has emerged, then water heavily throughout the Summer. Plants will die back with first frost. If planted in an area where the ground doesn't freeze and soil has good drainage, tubers can be left in the ground and will come up next year. Tubers can also be dug up, stored over winter, divided, and replanted in late Spring after risk of frost.
For Pickup at Farmer's Market
Place order by 2:00 PST Thursday for pickup at one of our farmer's markets: Occidental on Fridays (4:00-dusk), Healdsburg on Saturdays (8:30-12:00), or Marin at the Civic Center on Sundays (8:00-1:00). You must click "PICKUP AT FARMER'S MARKET" in your cart to specify which market you will pick up at.
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