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Dahlia gall

jaimelebirdjaimelebird Posts: 38
edited November 2021 in Problem solving
Hello
Any dahlia experts out there, is this gall?
Thanks 



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  • PerkiPerki Rossendale - LancashirePosts: 2,233
    I'd say no at the moment , they look like swelling dahlia eyes for new stems . Has the dahlia been planted in the garden where previous dahlias have been or suspect gall? or notice the dahlia struggling at all ?  is it a new dahlia plant this year . 

    I got one suspect leaf gall but I can't make my mind up , you can always discard it but it be a shame it look like a good tuber . I think I may just keep mine in a pot next year and keep an eye on it. 
  • BiljeBilje Posts: 712
    I had something similar a few seasons ago,I  hadn’t heard of dahlia gall. I just replanted the tubers in Spring as per normal. They were fine, a couple of seasons later some tubers looked worse so I discarded them as I had plenty of divisions. 
    I think the dahlia in the photograph possibly does have gall, unusual in my experience to have so many potential shoots at this time of year. 
  • Perki said:
    I'd say no at the moment , they look like swelling dahlia eyes for new stems . Has the dahlia been planted in the garden where previous dahlias have been or suspect gall? or notice the dahlia struggling at all ?  is it a new dahlia plant this year . 

    I got one suspect leaf gall but I can't make my mind up , you can always discard it but it be a shame it look like a good tuber . I think I may just keep mine in a pot next year and keep an eye on it. 
    Thanks Perki,
    it was a new plant this year. It flowered really well but was a bit leggy.
    I may keep in a pot and see what happens.
  • Bilje said:
    I had something similar a few seasons ago,I  hadn’t heard of dahlia gall. I just replanted the tubers in Spring as per normal. They were fine, a couple of seasons later some tubers looked worse so I discarded them as I had plenty of divisions. 
    I think the dahlia in the photograph possibly does have gall, unusual in my experience to have so many potential shoots at this time of year. 
    Thanks Bilje
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