Prepare the soil by adding organic matter and compost. Dig in some blood and bone prior to planting. Plant in a moist well drained soil, protected from wind – ideal position is against a wall or a fence. Provide a stake before planting and tie the plant as it grows. Dahlias tolerate morning or afternoon shade. The long flowering period lasts from Autumn into Winter.
Tip: Lift and store tubers in areas of severe frosts.