I bought four dahila tubers and planted them in spring last year, I fell in love with dahlias after following a flower farmer on Instagram. I only had one variety in my garden before buying these new tubers.
I had been watching the new tubers I planted like a hawk, waiting for them to sprout out of the soil and bloom into their glory.
Unfortunely this didn't happen - none of them even came up. I got busy with life and the vege gardens/summer harvests and took my eyes off the ball it seems (sorry flower gardens!)
A few days ago as I opened the windows in my lounge and looked down into the garden, I squealing out loud with excitement (not even kidding), to find a dahila plant with one beautiful flower! It has been eaten by something, but I don't even care! To me it's the most beautiful flower in my garden!
I'm not holding high hopes of the others doing anything, but you just never know