Rotted Tuber?

BlueBirdPeony(5b NE Ohio)May 6, 2013

Brand new to dahlias. Planted a tuber in a pot about four weeks ago. About two weeks ago it sprouted. It has remained the same heat for two weeks. Abut one inch tall. Today I noticed some new growth, not in height, but in a few new sprouts. None look super healthy. The older sprouts are reddish green. The new ones are just red. None are yellow or have a rotted look. But why else wouldn't they be growing?

Help?

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linaria_gw

Hi there,
the new shoots often are reddish/ purple, especially of cultivars with purple/red flowers, even pink ones. My cultivars with white or yellow flowers send up plain green shoots.

How warm do you keep them? My batch of potted Dahlias didn`t do much, because the wheather was so cold and I keep them in an unheated room. Now after some days of sunshine, they do grow a bit taller.

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You could check the tuber by tipping the container carefully, check the crown and look for squishy parts on the tubers.
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Or just wait, as long as those shoots don`t look like they are shrinking, it should be fine.
Have fun with your first Dahlia summer,

bye, Lin

ps: let`s hear whether you got hooked and how many cultivars you gonna order for next year...

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 4:10PM
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