March 31, 2023 2 Comments
Let's explore what dahlia tuber eyes are, why they're important, what they look like, and how to find them.
What Are Dahlia Tuber Eyes?
Dahlia tuber eyes are the small growth points or buds from which new dahlia plants sprout. Each dahlia tuber has one or more eyes, and these growth points are essential for the successful growth of new dahlias. In a nutshell, without the eyes, a dahlia tuber won't produce a new plant.
Why Are Dahlia Tuber Eyes Important?
The eyes are the starting point for new dahlia plants, so without them, your tubers won't sprout or produce any blooms. Don’t worry if you happen to accidentally knock of the sprout of an eye, it’ll regrow.
What Do Dahlia Tuber Eyes Look Like?
Dahlia tuber eyes can be a bit tricky to spot, especially for those new to growing dahlias. They often resemble small, round bumps or slightly raised areas on the surface of the tuber, near the crown (where the tuber connects to the stem). The eyes may be whiteish to pinkish or reddish in color, but they can also be a similar hue to the rest of the tuber.
How to Find Dahlia Tuber Eyes:
Finding the eyes on a dahlia tuber can be a bit challenging, but overtime, you'll get the hang of it. Here are some tips to help you locate the eyes on your dahlia tubers:
By learning what the eyes look like and where to find them, you'll be well on your way to growing stunning dahlias in your garden. Happy gardening, and may your dahlias bloom abundantly!
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