Are you open to the public?
My dahlia garden is private. The farm is our home and is not open to the public.
When does your online tuber sale start?
Any dahlias that are on the website are for reference only and say sold out. My tuber sale is normally sometime in late December. The quantities are limited as I am a small grower.
All tubers are sold as a single tuber with a visible eye. You will receive one tuber and not a clump like you may see at big box stores where the tubers come from overseas. Most U.S. dahlia growers sell dahlia tubers as a single tuber with a visible eye. I do pre-sprout my tubers. I bring them out of winter storage at least 4 weeks prior to shipping.
I do not accept pre-orders. All orders need to be placed online. I do not mail tubers early. They will be sent out in late March and April depending on where you live.
Who would think buying dahlias would be a competitive sport? It is so exciting, but it can be so frustrating to have some of your order taken from your shopping cart before you can even checkout.
Please remember that all sales are first come, first serve. If there is a dahlia variety that you really want, you need to purchase it first and then place a second order. Items in your cart are not confirmed until the checkout process is complete. Once items are placed in your shopping cart, they can be removed from your cart or say “unavailable” before you have totally checked out. This is because several people have placed an order for the same items and checked out before you. Some varieties are really in demand and sell out in minutes. I will try to refund any excess shipping due to second orders.
How do you store your dahlia tubers?
I store the dahlia tubers in crates in my climate controlled walk-in cooler at 42 - 44 degrees. They rest over the winter. I bring them out in the Spring to warm up and ship out to my customers starting in March and April depending on where you live and the weather.
What are shipping costs?
We ship USPS Priority Mail. I really pack the tubers with peat and/or vermiculite in the bag and padding in the box. The small flat rate box from the post office is so small. USPS discontinued the regional rate boxes so I can only ship small, medium, or large boxes. I know shipping is expensive but I do like to pack the tubers well to protect them from any damage from my house to your house.
1-2 tubers, $11.00 small flat rate box.
3-16 tubers, $14.95 medium flat rate box.
over 16 tubers $19.95 large flat rate box.
over 30 tubers, I may have to charge you additional shipping.
What are your payment options?
I accept Visa or Mastercard as payments. My website is secure as it does have a SSL certificate.
Can we pick up dahlia tubers from the farm?
There are no farm pickups. The farm is my home and is not open to the public.
Can I come to the farm and purchase tubers or call in my order?
The farm is not open to the public. The dahlia tubers are offered online only.
If it says sold out, will you have more dahlia tubers?
Any dahlias that are listed on the website are for reference throughout the year stating sold out. I normally have my online dahlia tuber sale in late December.
When do you ship dahlia tubers?
We ship tubers around late March depending on the weather to Florida, South Carolina, California, and southern Texas. We ship to the southern U.S. in early April and the northern U.S. later in April. We do not want the tubers to freeze in transit so everything will depend on the weather. We ship USPS Priority Mail. You will receive an email prior to shipment. Please let me know if your address or email changes. We need a physical address for shipment.
Do you ship internationally?
We ship only to the United States.
Do you allow photography at the farm?
My dahlia garden is private. Our farm is not open to the public.
Please contact me by email if you have any questions about your dahlias. The dahlia tubers are packed in bags with peat moss or vermiculite with a label on the bag. All orders will begin shipping in early April, or after the danger of frost has passed, via USPS Priority Mail. When you receive your order, open and look at your tubers. If there are any issues with your dahlia tubers, please contact me within 10 days of receipt. Keep your dahlia tubers in a cool, dark place until you are able to plant. Dahlias are planted after your last frost and when the soil temperature is around 60 degrees which is usually is mid April through May in most areas. I am in zone 7 so I start planting mine in late April to early May. If you can plant your tomatoes, then you should be able to plant your dahlia tubers.
Dahlia tubers come in all shapes and sizes. All dahlia tubers purchased from us will will be shipped with at least one visible eye. We are not liable for any damage or loss resulting from storage, weather conditions, or rodent damage. They do sprout at different times depending on the dahlia variety. Early blooming dahlias are going to sprout sooner (about 2 weeks) than late bloomers which can take 6-8 weeks to produce eyes. I try to send tubers that have started to sprout so they will be ready to plant when you receive them. We are not responsible for poor growing conditions or weather conditions that cause tuber rot. If you are not satisfied with your dahlia, please contact me. I cannot fix the problem if I do not know about it. Please let me know any concerns about the dahlia tuber by July 31st of the current growing season. Our replacement policy is limited to the purchase price of the tubers only and shipping costs are nonrefundable.
All sales are final on dahlia seeds. No refunds or returns.
We are a certified NC nursery, and we are inspected by the NC Department of Agriculture yearly to ensure we are free of pests and disease.
Viruses are a concern with everyone. I follow what the American Dahlia Society recommends. I disinfect my tools with a 10% bleach solution every time I use my tools between each dahlia plant. If a dahlia looks strange, odd, or weak, I remove the dahlia from my dahlia field. I try to be as organic as possible with my pest management program. I do spray every 2 weeks during June and July before the dahlias start blooming to help keep pests under control. I have tried some home testing; however, it can be very expensive and not feasible to test all your dahlias. I do the best I can to have a “clean” garden.
All photos on my website were taken by me. The use of any photos for personal or business use is prohibited without written permission.