DAHLIA Schippers Bronze.. is this normal?
Hello. First year growing Schippers Bronze Dahlia. The foliage is very wrinkly. Can anyone tell me if this is normal? Can’t find it mentioned anywhere and the very few pics online appear to have smooth leaves. Not happening to my other dahlias. TIA
I haven't grown that variety but I do grow several others. I think the leaves have possibly been damaged by insect bites when they were smaller and therefore don't grow normally. Aphids can do that sort of damage directly but can also infect the he plant with a virus. Keep them well fed and watered every 1-2 weeks with tomato food and I'm sure they'll be fine.
Thanks Bilje. Will do as you suggest