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Kickstart1966
Aug 1, 2013 1:58 AM CST
I have grown a Charlie Briggs ( flower named after my grandad) I am wondering if the plant dies off in the winter and or re flowers in the following year
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Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Aug 1, 2013 8:15 AM CST
Hi Kickstart.

Your plant is the Dahlia cv Charlie Briggs , correct? Dahlia (Dahlia 'Charlie Briggs')

The ATP database for Dahlias currently does not have any pictures of this dahlia. Please consider adding pictures of both your plant and its' blooms.

This link shows what a lovely bloom it is.

http://alanbuckingham.photoshelter.com/image/I0000pU_pq3ZLi1...

It is a perennial, so it should return each year. The links below give info on care/growing Dahlias.


http://www.dahlia.org/index.php?page=growing-dahlias

http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/1000/1245.html
Name: Deb
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Bonehead
Aug 1, 2013 12:10 PM CST
Welcome Kickstart. Yes, please do add photos to the database, and also post a pic when your Charlie blooms (looks like soon).
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woofie
Aug 1, 2013 1:59 PM CST
Welcome, Kickstart! That is a lovely dahlia, indeed! You don't mention what zone you're in, so you should be aware that dahlia tubers do not like to get frozen. I'm in zone 5 (or 6, depending on who you believe) and I have to dig mine up and store them every winter. Although I've also salvaged a few by just bring the pots indoors for the winter. (Those were the ones in fairly small pots that I'd grown from seed.)
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Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Aug 1, 2013 3:38 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. Thanks for that Woofie. I checked the profile info and meant to mention that, and got distracted in the process. I was going to ask if Kickstart was in the UK as so many listings for that dahlia were UK sites.

Kickstart1966
Aug 5, 2013 9:56 AM CST
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Thanks all for the advice . Charlie Briggs is coming on strong now . Soon the flower will be seen in its glory

Kickstart1966
Aug 5, 2013 9:59 AM CST
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Aug 7, 2013 4:12 PM CST
Welcome! kickstart. to ATP.
Can't wait to see it in full bloom. And extra special that your photos will be the first entries for this dahlia. Hurray! Hurray!

Kickstart1966
Aug 10, 2013 3:48 AM CST
Well the Charlie Briggs is starting to bloom .... Hope you all enjoy the picture


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valleylynn
Aug 10, 2013 8:10 AM CST
Wahoo. Hurray! It's already beautiful. Can't wait to see if fully opened. Smiling
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eclayne
Aug 24, 2013 4:30 PM CST

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@Kickstart1966 are you teasing us? How is Charlie doing?
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Horseshoe
Aug 24, 2013 4:52 PM CST
Wow...love that pic, Kickstart!

Looking forward to more when you get time.

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plantladylin
Aug 24, 2013 5:11 PM CST
Welcome from me too! Wow, that is one Gorgeous bloom!! Thumbs up
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valleylynn
Aug 24, 2013 9:05 PM CST
How is that bloom doing Kickstart?

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