Dahlias forum: Whats wrong with our Dahlias???

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Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
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riverman123
May 29, 2015 11:26 PM CST
we planted them a month ago. they emerged from the soil two weeks later. looked perfect the entire time until this afternoon when I got home from work. several leaves are like this on two of our five plants. brown and crispy edges. coincidently, I watered them for the first time yesterday evening before bed. too much water? not enough? or something else?
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Name: Geof
NW Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
Region: Wisconsin Dahlias Garden Ideas: Level 1 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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mandolls
May 30, 2015 4:35 AM CST
If that is just the bottom leaf - then don't worry about it. They will lose those bottom leaves pretty quickly. You will have additional bottom leaves go yellow as the plant gets taller, just snip them off.

If the whole plant is going yellow, then thats another story. It could be to much water if you have been having the rain we have had, but not from a single watering. Dahlias love water once the have established their roots. I hear some aficionados water lightly, twice a day.
Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
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riverman123
May 30, 2015 12:12 PM CST
yeah, its the lowest leaf on that side. just bothered me because it was flawless until I gave it its first does of water, other than rain water. then BAM! crispy, brown leaves...

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