Curly dahlias

TomskTomsk Posts: 204

I planted some gladioli 18 months ago, and last year they grew tall and colourful. However, they've just begin flowering this (second) year and so far they're arriving with the stems curled/folded up, with the flower heads pointing downwards. They're also only about a foot tall. And so far they're flowering yellow too. Last year they were multi-coloured dahlias with various reds, oranges and whites.

What's gone wrong?

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  • TomskTomsk Posts: 204

    Sorry, I made a mistake in the thread title - I mean gladioli, not dahlias!

    Although on a related note, I have a dahlia that has also not grown well this year. Lots of heads have formed, but they remain tiny, then go black and never flower, as though they're dying on the plant. There's plenty of leafs. Did I over-water them or something?

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