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dahlias color fading

Posted by crazyone zone 3 (My Page) on
Mon, May 15, 06 at 10:29

i too am having a color fading issue, i potted up my dark red dahliettas and after a few days they have faded to orange.. any ideas?? what can i do to get them back the dark red i bought them as?

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RE: dahlias color fading

  • Posted by jroot 5A Ont. Canada (My Page) on
    Mon, May 22, 06 at 15:28

It may be a cold weather issue, or too much rain, and not enough heat. In proper growing conditions ( over a reasonable time period) they should always revert back to their original genetic form and show their true colours.

Soil conditions may be another factor. See what happens with hydrangeas.

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