- Water plants two days before planting.
- Plan and place stakes before planting.
- Common spacing is 24 inches between plants (30 inches for larger plants, 20 to 24 inches for smaller plants)
- 60 inch stakes with 12 inches in the ground is good support.
- Dig hole twice the size of pot and sprinkle in a small amount of slow release fertilizer. (14-14-14 or 10-10-10)
- Place dahlia in hole, tamp in and tie to stake immediately. (leave some slack in loop to allow for growth or it will cut into stem as the plant grows)
- Water thoroughly and leave for two weeks unless extremely hot — this forces strong, deep root development.
Promoting the growing and showing of dahlia and gladiolus flowers.