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jmorth
Jun 25, 2012 11:38 PM CST
These overwintered outside this past winter. Normal years saw blooms in late August.Thumb of 2012-06-26/jmorth/2f5a85 Thumb of 2012-06-26/jmorth/e75ea4
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Name: Carolyn Madden
Pennsylvania
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Carolyn22
Jun 26, 2012 3:41 AM CST
Jay -

They are beautiful. I have heard of others having dahlias come back up that were not lifted last winter.

Looks like they had a head start because they did come back from being left outside. Mine are not tall enough to flower yet.
Name: Shannon
Burkeville,Va (Zone 7a)
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Shannon
Jun 26, 2012 7:00 AM CST
Pretty..That first one "Glows" I missed a couple last year and they came back also.
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Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
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KAMasud
Oct 5, 2012 10:40 AM CST
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These are for all purposes in the wild (human element involved) at a altitude of 6500 feet. They over winter in the fields at 10 Celsius with two feet of snow on top of them. Hope it helps.
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Name: Brian
Ontario Canada (Zone 5b)
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bearsearch
Oct 7, 2012 10:55 PM CST
KAMasud, are you sure it was 10 C ? You wouldn't have any snow for very long at that temp. It's equal to 50 F. Confused
-10 C or 10 F would allow for the snow. Good snow cover allows many plants to be wintered over in ground that wouldn't otherwise live through the winter. I live in zone 5b yet have plants rated for zone 6 & 7 survive because in a typical winter ( this last certainly wasn't) we get as much as 5 - 6 feet of snow with outside temps of -20 C
central Illinois
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jmorth
Oct 9, 2012 7:00 AM CST
Thumb of 2012-10-09/jmorth/646fb7Fall Dahlias Thumb of 2012-10-09/jmorth/f39456
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Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri (Zone 9a)
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KAMasud
Oct 9, 2012 9:31 AM CST
Sorry, minus 10 c. Sorry for that.
Yes, i have noticed that. Snowing or snow, temperatures are more peaceful. Blanket effect. Dahlias love the cold period or they become weak and leggy.
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Masud.

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