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Dahlia division and storage?

Michael199Michael199 Posts: 175

Hello everyone. I have a Dahlia Water Lily. Is it too late in the year to divide it? And what is the best way to store the bulbs over winter? London climate here. Thanks

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,970

    Too late to divide, do it in Spring.

    Probably will survive outdoors in London, just give a good thick mulch.

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • Michael199Michael199 Posts: 175

    Thanks punkdoc.  Do I need to chop the foliage back before Winter...or just leave it and chop back in early Spring?

  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,970

    I would chop it back in November time, or when it becomes blackened by frost.

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • Michael199Michael199 Posts: 175

    Wow! Will it still flower in October, do you think?

  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,970

    Hopefully.

    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • Michael199Michael199 Posts: 175

    That's great news. I had no idea that they had such longevity. Thanks very much punkdoc.

    Last edited: 30 August 2016 18:37:38

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