Dahlias forum: Variegated Dahlia?

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Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Oct 6, 2014 6:15 PM CST
This Dahlia has kept its odd leaves all year, is it variegated?
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Name: Arlene
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pirl
Oct 6, 2014 6:19 PM CST
I wouldn't call it variegated. It looks more like a nutritional deficiency to me. If you have any Ironite around you may want to give some to the dahlia.

Home Depot and Agway carry it.
Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Oct 6, 2014 7:50 PM CST
pirl said:I wouldn't call it variegated. It looks more like a nutritional deficiency to me. If you have any Ironite around you may want to give some to the dahlia.

Home Depot and Agway carry it.


It can't be that. I got it with two others in a 3 pack, same soil and light for all 3. The other two always had green leaves and still do. I re potted them all to large pots with excellent soil. They all grew and bloomed but the leaves for this one never changed to all green.
Name: Arlene
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pirl
Oct 6, 2014 7:53 PM CST
It is a puzzlement to me.
Name: Jennifer
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jvdubb
Oct 6, 2014 8:15 PM CST
It seems more like a virus. There is something called Dahlia Mosaic Virus.

If you typically store tubers I would discard that one.
Name: Frank Richards
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frankrichards16
Oct 6, 2014 8:40 PM CST
Seems like a virus to me as well.

I would discard, not in your compost bin.
Name: Peter
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Cantillon
Oct 9, 2014 7:09 AM CST
I agree, looks like a virus. If you don't want it to spread by insects like aphids moving from plant to plant, then remove and destroy.

Peter I tip my hat to you.

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