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As a comment about Single Dahlia (Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'), pirl wrote:

At the end of the season I made the mistake of not dividing the plant. The tubers had grown into several plants and should have been divided. It grew itself to death (sounds silly, I know) the following year. Unless dahlias are divided, regardless of the growing zone, the ball of tubers can't get sufficient nutrients to survive. People will notice fewer and fewer blooms and attribute it to something other than the true cause - they do need to divide dahlias.
Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
Sunset Zone 6, Heat zone 4,
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Joy
May 17, 2014 2:28 PM CST
Thank you Pirl. I learned something new today. I grow my Dahlias in pots and usually just pot on when they start over-taking their space. No wonder they don't bloom as they should! I should be dividing them instead. Blinking
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
May 17, 2014 3:10 PM CST
They aren't difficult to divide so give it a try and let me know how well you do.
Name: Joy Wooldridge
Kalama, Wa. (Zone 8b)
Sunset Zone 6, Heat zone 4,
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Joy
May 18, 2014 1:52 AM CST
Mine are so big now, some are even getting buds on them. So I'll have to wait until the fall now, or next spring. But they're getting divided before the next growing season for sure! Smiling
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