Is something wrong with our Dahlia?

alpha_1976June 6, 2013

Please see the photo. It's first time we are growing them so we have no idea. Bud seems to be becoming browning and the stem as well. Is it normal or something is killing them? Could it be too much of sun? I can't see anything wrong with the leaves. Thanks in advance.

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alpha_1976

Just to show main stem another pic - couldn't figure out how to add more than one picture in original message.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2013 at 1:32PM
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mandolls(4)

Many Dahlias have darker stems and/or foliage. It looks pretty good to me.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2013 at 7:54AM
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alpha_1976

Thanks so much. I'll post pics when they bloom.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2013 at 9:53AM
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HighlanderNorth

Yeah, that's not really browning. What you see on the flower bud is probably just the color of the petals showing through, and it's normal to get some of that burgundy-ish color on some stems.

    Bookmark   June 8, 2013 at 9:57AM
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alpha_1976

Thanks all. I think you were right and there was indeed nothing wrong. here they are

    Bookmark   June 15, 2013 at 6:23PM
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CCvacation

Alpha, nice shots! Do you know the varieties? Perhaps My Love for the white?

    Bookmark   June 16, 2013 at 10:25PM
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alpha_1976

Thanks.

These

http://www.longfield-gardens.com/plantname/Dahlia-My-Love

I bought them from costco.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2013 at 1:55PM
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CCvacation

Ah, yes. That's how it starts.

I remember looking online wanting to see what other colors dahlias came in, other then pink, purple and yellow.... and I got lost in the sea of shapes, textures and blends possible with this amazing species. Over two hundred varieties later, my wish list is still a mile long.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2013 at 11:23PM
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