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Skyelark
May 7, 2020 12:12 PM CST
I recently planted a dahlia and it got blown over and smashed the leaves
Can I cut it back and will it continue to grow
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Dahlias Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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pirl
May 7, 2020 12:20 PM CST
A picture would help.

It's due to be cold this weekend. Protect your plant with a box. Generally I plant here in zone 7, the same time as I plant tomatoes...the end of May.

If the cold doesn't halt all growth (or kill it) it should provide new sprouts and grow.
Milpitas, CA
SoulReaver009
May 7, 2020 4:28 PM CST
Do not cut back the cotyledons!

That's their life support system until they grow true leaves.

Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Dahlias Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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pirl
May 7, 2020 7:48 PM CST
Somehow I thought it was planted outdoors and started from a tuber. My error.
Name: Steve
Port Orchard, WA (Zone 8b)
BrooklynStart
May 7, 2020 8:10 PM CST
Stop worrying, just continue doing as if the plant was never damaged--water, sun, warmth (it's a dahlia), and wait until a new off shot appears from that part still above ground. Even in nature plants get damaged, most are not fragile, especially dahlias.
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Milpitas, CA
SoulReaver009
May 7, 2020 8:15 PM CST
@pirl maybe you're right.
I just saw 2 leaves and thought they were cotyledons.

Vermont
Skyelark
May 8, 2020 3:45 AM CST
Thank you for all your comments.🌻🌸🌹🌼
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Skyelark
May 12, 2020 10:23 AM CST
BrooklynStart you were right, I already see new growth.

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