Dahlias forum: Need help

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telkins200
May 29, 2016 7:56 AM CST
I as hoping someone can tell me what type dahlia bloom this will be haven't see one like this before
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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pirl
May 29, 2016 8:14 AM CST
Welcome to the site and to the dahlia forum, @Telkins! Where do you live/garden?

It should be fully open within a day and then we can tell you what type it is. Until then it's the process of elimination - not a pom, not a lacinated. Could be a waterlily type.
Name: Donald
Ottawa, Ontario (Zone 5a)

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Smile4yourself
Jun 3, 2016 1:33 PM CST
Wait until it opens completely, then repost a good picture, tell us the size of the bloom too.
Smile4yourself
(Zone 8a)
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cyberwood
Jun 6, 2016 1:59 PM CST
I have some like that one. They began to show up after some UFO activity in the area. Is yours making any strange noises?
(Zone 8a)
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cyberwood
Jun 14, 2016 4:31 AM CST
[quote="telkins200"]I as hoping someone can tell me what type dahlia bloom this will be haven't see one like this before
Telkins, did this one open all the way?


kathiemonn
Jun 15, 2016 5:05 PM CST
My Dahlias are wilting when it gets hot. I moved them from my early start glass covered container when they were about a foot high. But now, even when they are watered, they keep wilting when they get direct sun. Have I planted them wrong? Maybe not deep enough??
Name: Dan
NE Ohio (Zone 6a)
psudan
Jun 15, 2016 5:58 PM CST
Do they look okay by morning? My dahlias wilt or droop at least a little every hot sunny day. When stressed they go into a survival mode and send their moisture to the roots. Sometimes, watering when it's hot makes the wilting worse. I always try to water early in the morning. As long as they perk back up by evening or morning I wouldn't worry about it. I'll admit, the first time I saw it I did panic a bit.
Name: Geof
NW Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
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mandolls
Jun 15, 2016 6:02 PM CST
@kathiemonn

You don't say what part of the country you are in. Dahlias in general don't like really hot weather. But it may just be that they are not acclimatized to lots of direct sun yet. I know that when we have had a week of cloudy rainy weather, and then the sun comes out hard, the leaves get wilty looking, but then they perk right back up when it gets shady again.

If they are not recovering, and looking worse and worse, it may be that the tubers have rotted - but that is unlikely to happen to all of them at once.
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Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
hostasmore
Jun 15, 2016 10:11 PM CST
Not unusual for them to droop in hot weather. They along with many other plants do that. They normally look good in the cool of morning and evening.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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pirl
Jun 16, 2016 7:37 AM CST
Sounds a lot like humans as well!
Name: Gary
Wyoming MN (Zone 4a)
hostasmore
Jun 16, 2016 9:27 AM CST
That's a good "echo" Arlene. LOL
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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pirl
Jun 16, 2016 9:35 AM CST
Ha! But it's true.

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