Broken Plant

CaroleeRJuly 28, 2014

I planted some Giant Dahlias and they have been steadily growing. I was so excited about finally seeing these beautiful flowers. However, someone broke the entire stalk off the bulb today. Is there any way to re-root a bulb plant or am I just out of luck until it grows again from the bulb?

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Are there leaves left? If so, the dahlia will branch out and be fine--the break is above the ground. But flowering will be severely delayed.

If not, it may re-sprout. Watch and wait. Water the soil only if it gets very, very dry--dahlia without leaves don't require a great deal of water and you risk rot if you over-water.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2014 at 11:05PM
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