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B3B3 Posts: 21,435
The blooms on this dahlia last for weeks as the petals die from behind and don't show.
There are loads of healthy new buds, but they don't develop. Are they waiting for the bloomers to be removed?
In London. Keen but lazy.

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  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,681
    edited August 2020
    Yes I would always deadhead.
    Stop the plant spending energy on producing seed pods...promotes new flower.

    The aim of all plants is to reproduce...stop that from happening and they will keep going. In the case of Dahlia until the 1st frost.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,435
    Thanks @Silver surfer. I'll cut off the flowers and give it a feed.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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