Dahlias forum: flowerless Keep or toss?

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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Sep 29, 2015 7:53 PM CST
Just wondering if you ever have a flowerless plant and do you give it a second chance?
I have one that looks healthy and was planted same time and with the same care as the others . No buds yet and we are just a couple weeks away from the first frost.
I only have a few dahlias(6) not sure I want to waist time and garden space on a dud Thumbs down .
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all else is just existing.
Name: Arlene
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pirl
Sep 29, 2015 8:08 PM CST
I'd keep it. There are a few that haven't given me any blooms at all but I'll just give them better spots to grow next year.
Name: Geof
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mandolls
Sep 30, 2015 6:39 AM CST
I have had a few over the years that were really slow, and I either got no blooms from, or just 1 or 2 towards the end of the season - and yet when planted the following year they did great, so I'd give it another chance.
Name: Angie
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Hemophobic
Sep 30, 2015 6:42 AM CST
I agree Maybe consider moving to another location next year if you lift your tubers over the winter.
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
Sep 30, 2015 8:09 AM CST
Last year Zoey Rey and Penhill Yellow Dark Monarch gave me their first bloom a few days before frost. This year they've been in bloom for weeks already.
Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Sep 30, 2015 12:37 PM CST
I agree. I would keep it and try again next year in a new spot.
Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Sep 30, 2015 1:01 PM CST
Ok I will keep it and try a different spot next year

Thanks ALL for the encouraging response Smiling
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