Propagation of Dahlias

There are three common (and some not so common*) ways to propagate dahlias:

1. Propagation by Tuber Clump Division

This section explains and illustrates how to divide tuber clumps for successful propagation by tuber clump division.

2. Propagation by Seed

A. Cross Pollination, Collecting and Storing Seed.
B. Growing Dahlias from Seed By Don Mcallister

3. Propagation by Cuttings

A1. Sprout Cuttings for Those Interested in Various Processes...By Ben Lawrence

This section explains and illustrates various methods of propagating by sprout cuttings. This year the focus is on increasing the percentage of successful propagations by sprout cuttings and comparing various growing mediums. As with tuber division, this method of propagation produces clones of the parent plant.

A2. Sprout Cuttings Without Frills or Special Facilities...By Calvin Cook
Calvin Cook demonstrates that sprout cuttings can be taken and grown with inexpensive, readily available equipment in your home. This approach also produces clones of the parent plant.
A3 Sprout Cuttings: A Running Essay. ...By Tom Cleere

B. Leaf Cuttings...By Ben Lawrence

This section explains and illustrates various methods of propagating by leaf cuttings. This year the focus is on increasing the percentage of successful propagations by sprout cuttings and comparing various growing mediums. Propagation by leaf cutting also results in clones of the parent plant.

*Uncommon ways of propagation are sometimes referred to as "Plants From Test Tubes," "Micro Propagation," and "Tissue Culture Propagation." "Meristem Cloning" would also be considered uncommon.

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