Most questions we get are about clumps. Why clumps? Our ‘mini-clumps’ have multiple small tubers attached to a neck that hosts multiple dormant eyes. You can be sure that your tubers will have at least one but probably multiple eyes. One plant will produce multiple stalks during the first growing year, increasing the productivity of your crop.
You can plant the whole clump, no need to divide further, but if you wish you could try splitting larger clumps into sections, depending on the variety. Some dahlias make larger tubers than others. When planting, just make sure that the neck-part faces upward and sits only a few inches under the surface.
Our tuber-clumps were imported from Holland and stored here in small quantities at 42F and 80% humidity before being handpicked, labeled and packaged by us, in Vermont. Our tubers are not processed and packaged overseas, because we like to see each tuber before it goes out to you, and make sure they don’t dry out or get damaged during transportation.
Tuber clumps are larger and heavier than single tubers, and take up more space for shipping. We can fit about 10-12 tubers in a large USPS flat rate box, as opposed to 25-30 single tubers for the same size box.
Soon we will be adding our Vermont farmed Dahlias to our 2021 collection too, we are a little behind with the dividing process in this challenging year. But no need to wait placing your order now, you can always add a second order and we will refund you the difference in shipping, at the time of shipping.
All tubers & clumps passed inspection by the VAAFM on November 6th 2020, and will be inspected one more time before shipping out. All tubers & clumps will ship in the Spring, from March through May depending on your growing zone.
If you have any further questions, please ask us, we’d love to hear from you,
FLEUR Farm is a Vermont flower farm and mail-order nursery located in the Green Mountains of Southern Vermont, established in 2010.
Here in beautiful Dorset we grow over 300 different dahlia varieties and other decorative flowers, with a focus on wedding and event flowers.
We share growing information with local gardeners and garden enthusiasts throughout the United States. We invite you to browse our website and join our mailing list for special offers and useful gardening tips.
The farm is open for garden walks on weekends during the Dahlia blooming season in September (check opening hours) while enjoying the Fall foliage and apple picking at our neighbor’s historic Mad Tom Orchard.