Pest Management for Dahlias at Triple Wren

At Triple Wren, we plant about 50,000 dahlia plants in the ground each year. Despite our long rows and larger scale production, we still plant every tuber and rooted cutting by hand. We also check every plant for pest damage and disease on a two-week rotation throughout the season. We weed manually and monitor for

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Why do so many dahlia seedlings have open centers?

The heritage of your dahlia seeds determines the quality of your seedlings. 

It might seem obvious, but a seedling garden with a plenty of lush open-centered dahlias (think Apple Blossom, Bloomquist Simple, and Totally Tangerine) will tend to produce more open-centered seedlings than a dahlia patch that is planted only with fully-double dahlias.

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Our Best Solutions to Specific Dahlia Pest Problems

It can be so frustrating when pests munch on your beautiful dahlias! It’s important to have an overall Integrated Pest Management Plan (IPM), but when certain pests visit your garden, here are some solutions you could try. Rabbits Rabbits love young, tender dahlias! To deter rabbits, we suggest cage traps which will allow you to

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Best Dahlias for Cut Flowers

Perhaps you are providing flowers for a friend’s wedding or another event, and you need to keep your flowers looking fresh and beautiful for the special day. Maybe you just want your kitchen bouquet to last as long as possible so you can enjoy it. Whatever your reason for wanting long-lasting dahlias, we can help. Here are our best tips for getting the most vase life out of your flowers.

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Our Favorite Annual Flowers for Increasing Biodiversity

Every year, we co-plant thousands of beautiful annuals in our dahlia fields! We plant them between the dahlia varieties, often blocking them by color (so fun!), which gives us a “hard stop” between dahlia varieties at harvest time. Not only are the annual flowers beautiful and help us keep our dahlias organized, they also: Favorite

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