- If you have just a couple of plants, place a stake next to the tuber at planting time and use twine or string to tie your plant to the stake when it’s about 12 inches tall.
- If you have many plants, the corralling method may be a better fit for you. Place stakes on either side of your planted row, run twine about 1 foot from the ground and again about 2 feet from the ground along the entire row of stakes. This will “corral” the plants, keep them growing tall and straight, and keep them from falling over from weight or wind.
It’s best practice to stake your dahlias, a heavy wind can quickly ruin beautiful plants.