Dahlia Wilt on One of Two Primary Stems
I planted a dinner plate dahlia tuber last year, but late in the season and it never bloomed. Since I live in such a warm area, the foliage never really died back so I cut it back in December. The foliage almost immediately started growing back and the plant had been doing rather well until this past weekend, when I noticed that half of it is wilting. The lower inside leaves appear the worst, some of which are yellow and falling off. The top leaves are still green, but very wilty. I thought maybe the plant needed a bit of extra water, so I watered it last night but it didn't bounce back the way that I thought it would. Any ideas or suggestions as to what this might be and how I might fix it?