Pinch Dalhias?

triple_creek(z5)May 26, 2010

Am I supposed to pinch my plants to get more flowers?

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Poochella(7 WA)

What height of dahlias are you growing? I always miss topping or pinching a couple each season and they are much more sparse and with fewer branches/flowers than the others. I wouldn't bother on the short little bedding type dahlias, but I also don't grow those. For the average garden or dahlia patch, I highly recommend topping for a fuller plant. It's fast and easy.

    Bookmark   May 26, 2010 at 4:46PM
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triple_creek(z5)

Thank you poochella.

I think some are in the 24 inch range and some 36 inch. I started them in pots and the taller ones that I planted first already have buds.

    Bookmark   May 26, 2010 at 9:07PM
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