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Pasadena, CA
May 13, 2020 6:00 PM CST
My fiancée got a dahlia to come back to life over the past year. While pulling weeds from the soil in the planter today, I somehow knocked the stem off at the root. I feel so terrible. Is there any way to save it again?

Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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May 13, 2020 6:41 PM CST
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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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May 13, 2020 7:27 PM CST
Thanks, Rj.

It should send up another shoot. Don't baby it, feed it, or do anything out of the ordinary. Let us know when you spot life!

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