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Funny Dahlia Buds

Some of the buds on this Dahlia are hanging upside down, and instead of further developing them and opening them out it’s growing new ones. 

Should I take off the upside down ones or will they eventually turn and flower?


  • B3B3 Posts: 25,155
    Most dahlias I've grown bend down like that. Your plant looks perfectly fine to me😊
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,720
    Perfectly normal. They’re all like that. When they’re ready to open they’ll straighten up and smile at you 😃 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • ciaranmcgreneraciaranmcgrenera Posts: 258
    edited July 2021
    Thanks @B3, and @Dovefromabove!
  • didywdidyw Posts: 2,898
    I love those buds - shyly hanging their heads before lifting them to dazzle you with their glorious flowers.

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