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Dahlia buds not opening

Posted by irishsons3 none (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 12, 12 at 16:03

I have put dahlias in two separate pots on my patio. Each pot is quite large, with a few other plants. When I bought the dahlias at the nursery, they had several beautiful flowers on them along with many buds.

Since they've been potted, the buds get larger, turn brown on the tips and never open. What am I doing wrong?


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RE: Dahlia buds not opening

Are they getting enough sun? As long as they get enough sun, and the right amount of moisture and are growing healthy, there shouldnt be a problem.


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RE: Dahlia buds not opening

I was at a customers home about 3 weeks ago, and she had bought 2 little dahliettas with flower buds just about ready to open. I came back 2 days ago, and they hadnt opened yet, and were about the same size as before(the buds), but the problem was, they had almost all their leaves eaten off by slugs, since she wasnt watching them or applying slug bait.


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