Dahlia Flowers - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by caryled
June 8, 2007
What do I do after dahlia flowers die?

Answer from NGA
June 8, 2007
Deadheading is critical to keep your dahlia plant producing more blooms. After a Dahlia bloom opens, cut it for your indoor display. This will encourage more blooms. Even if you don?t cut it, you should dead-head it by removing it when the petals begin drooping. Deadheading is important to encourage new blooms and make sure that energy is not directed to making seeds. Always cut the bloom at a point that is one node below the bloom (the next node). This will encourage more laterals to produce more blooms.

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