Dahlia imperialis question/more

John Bryan johnbryan@worldnet.att.net
Mon, 17 Oct 2005 08:11:02 PDT
Dear Susan;

My experience with Dahlia imperalis, is that it loves the reflected heat
of a wall. I do not know if you have such available, obviously the wind
factor is a problem, we also have winds in Sausalito Ca, but keeping the
plant almost too wet, seemed to stiffen the buds and none were lost due
to the wind.

Regarding your friend in Halisham in the UK, again a south facing wall,
and if the eaves of the house could give some protection, I say try it.
If my memory is correct, I remember the first frost in the area would be
about the middle of October. Then there is generally a frost free time
for quite a while. If it were possible I would throw a sheet over it
just for the first frost (generally not too severe) and then remove it
and hope! Cheers, John E. Bryan.

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