Blue Bayou, my first!

clairabelle(z4 Quebec)April 12, 2007

Hello there,

I will be attempting a first with 3 of these dahlias.

Any suggestions or particularities regarding this variety?

I'll probably start them indoors under lights. Are they sensitive to cold? Would I get better results by planting directly in large pots in May?

All thumbs... and fingers crossed!

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plantlady2(NW Washington)

Just don't expect it to be blue- it's lavender.
No different care than any other dahlia- you can start it inside & plant it out when the danger of frost has passed.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2007 at 4:31PM
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anna_in_quebec(z4 QC)

I am in Quebec like you! I like to get a head start in mid or late April by starting them inside - just near ordinary light, and they are fine. Huge beautiful blooms mid or late August right through to frost. Some bloomed late July.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2007 at 9:57AM
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Noni Morrison

BLUE BAYOU IS GORGEOUS ON THE PLANT BUT DOES NOT MAKE ALONG LASTING CUTTING FLOWER.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2007 at 10:16PM
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triple_b(BC 5b)

lizalily, have you heard of the trick of using an open flame to 'cauterize' the end of the stem right after cutting? It prevents and air bubble form forming in the stem which would block water vase water from reaching the flower. Yes you are right some dahlias definitely last longer as a cut flower that others.

    Bookmark   April 22, 2007 at 3:34AM
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