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Mutant Dahlia

just thought I would share some pics of my mutant. I love it as it's so pretty imageimageimageimageimageimageimage

Last edited: 15 August 2017 22:54:59

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  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    Gorgeous. What do you do to these plants? Was it a foxglove that grew to 10ft?!?!?! image What on earth are you feeding them?

  • Hi - yes it was me who had the giant foxglove last year , it eventually grew to 13ft 4 inches - sad measuring a plant but it was a beauty ?. Last year I had a three flower heads in one on a sunflower too. image

    Both the foxglove and the dahlia are in the same planter ( made from old scaffold boards ) - maybe it's the wood ?.

    The dahlia has been in the planter for 2 years now. I leave them in over winter, only because I cannot garden at all when it's cooler as I get ulcers on my fingers in the cold. That said, they all seem to do ok and come back the next year. I have one, in a pot the comes back huge and healthy but has not produced any flowers this year. I wonder if it's needing a bigger pot. 

    Last edited: 16 August 2017 09:57:18

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,902

    Love the sunflowers, it's called Fasciation,  There's a thread on here somewhere with other photos. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    Fabulous fascinated sunflower barefoot image  I love all the mutant photos in the rogues gallery.  Here's a link to the thread, if you'd like to add yours to the collection.

    http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/thread/?threadId=388011&pageNumber=2

  • somewhat amazed now .. I have another mutant growing near the original flower. Must be a quirk in the plant, most of the flowers that have opened are normal ( there are many to open yet) but two strange ones. I do like them though, always liked odd things ?

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,902
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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