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Dodgey Dahlia's

Ryan LloydRyan Lloyd Posts: 395
Hi Guys! Been a while! I've got a pretty major issue...I bought tonnes of Dahlia's this year (well, about 20) and kept them in my 'Plant Room' - which is essentially the spare bedroom. I potted them up in late February and they started growing in late march. They've all Ben growing really well, but I've been working 7 days a week lately and neglected them...and I visited the plant room today to find they've all snapped... Question: Will they grow back? I've had to remove all of the snapped foliage, but there's literally nothing left on a few of them. Question: I've now put them outside, but will they be alright with getting partial sun? The spot is south-easy facing, so by 2-2:30 they will start to be in the shade. It's my first year with Dahlias, so I'm a complete novice, but can see why they're so addictive! image


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,427

    Hi Ryan, haven't got a clue but thought I'd say helloimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    Hopefully the Dahlias have more 'eyes' to send up shoots from. If the main stem snapped, I would have thought this would stimulate the new ones image

  • flumpy1flumpy1 Posts: 3,117

    This Dahlia as been popping up for three years now, it survived winter too


     Sorry about the sideway picture image

  • Ryan LloydRyan Lloyd Posts: 395

    Verd + Matt - Thankyou muchly for the help....that is my first job when I get home from college tomorrow (I may sneak out a little early image) . Can I cut them back below the soil level, or will this rot the tuber? 

    Also, what kind of support would you suggest for them? I'm going to Gardeners world live on Sunday and they always have a really good selection at really cheap prices! 

    Flumpy - That's amazing! Survived all these wet cold winters...What cultivar is it? image

  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    That doesnt look like a Dahlia flumpy image

    Looks like a Japanese Anemone to me.

    Ryan, if there are still leaves on the stems that snapped then cut the stem back to an inch above those, you may get some side shoots coming from them image

  • flumpy1flumpy1 Posts: 3,117

    Sorry Ryan I'm not sure, I bought a variety from wilkinson, all I know is it has a perfect round pink flower (like a ball), I'm having a go at Begonia mix this year too, they are just popping there heads above the soil, I will send pictures when they flower image

  • flumpy1flumpy1 Posts: 3,117

    Matt I will send you a photo of my Dahlia when it flowers image

  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    cool image The leaves just look a bit weird :P


  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge Posts: 3,502

    I think Matt is correct Flumpy- it looks like a Japanese Anemone - sozimage

    Wearside, England.
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