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The latest its ever been

Posted by caroline_2008 Z 6 (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 14, 08 at 21:46

The dahlias bloomed in July and then I cut them
down, they grew back as tall as ever and blooming
again. Hard to believe, I have grown dahlias for
several years and this is a first time for this. Has
any one else had them to rebloom ? It measures 7 inches.
Happy gardening.caroline

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RE: The latest its ever been

That is beautiful. When you say you cut them down, how far do you mean?

RE: The latest its ever been

There is a nursery here in Guam that is selling dahlias now and I am so tempted, but I thought it is just too tropical for them here and wondered how they did it. I'd probably kill I'm wondering if all the rain and humidity you guys have been getting might be good for them?? Always thought they needed some cold to rest for some reason...I am impressed!

RE: The latest its ever been

What a nice bonus Caroline! Are the ones that are reblooming all the same variety? That one is a pretty color, peachy on my computer.

RE: The latest its ever been

Helen, they had brown leaves and looked as if they
were finished blooming, it was so hot. I cut them
back to about a foot from the ground. They are like
bushes now, about 5ft. They break so easily.
I never fertilized them. Happy gardening, caroline

RE: The latest its ever been

Yes , Christie they are, I planted them so long ago,
maybe 4 yrs. I wasn't keeping tags then :) so don't
know their name. I was so surprised when they
grew back up.I have never had them to bloom after
last of Aug. Happy gardening, caroline

RE: The latest its ever been

Caroline, what a lovely peach color. I think you are very lucky to get a second show this growing season.

RE: The latest its ever been

I just have one dahlia and it has set new buds and is blooming again....smaller and less doubled than earlier, but nice anyway. I don't know much about them.....I just leave it in the ground and let it do its thing.

RE: The latest its ever been

Thanks all for looking. Yes gldno that is nice that
your is reblooming. Mine is 7inches across. Maybe I
should dig and divide this fall. Did you cut yours
down too?

It is a peachy pink color. I feel very luck . I had
12 1/2 inches of rain here last Thursday & Friday.
No damage on my property but flooded several homes.
Happy gardening, caroline

RE: The latest its ever been

I never cut my back, probably should have since it fell over and I couldn't raise it back up; it was just too large. I need a much sturdier staking system for next year.

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