identifying these Dahlia

chamac45July 2, 2011

I purchased a home that belonged to a elderly woman who passed away last year and these are growing in the garden. I believe they are dahlia but I don't know what kind. Should I split it this fall as I've seen described or leave it in the ground as a clump and mulch. I live in central Georgia. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

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Noni Morrison

Yes, that is a dahlia. I don't know the specific name of it but it is probably one of the bb size. This fall would be a good time to divide it. If it has been in place for many years you might need to just chop it in quarters with an ax and them remove all the damaged pieces. You will still have many tubers left to replant, or you can replant one of the quarters and share the others or plant them elsewhere. You might enjoy adding some other colored dahlias to complement it :-)

    Bookmark   July 3, 2011 at 2:16PM
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