Dahlias do not return

Nhu Nguyen xerantheum@gmail.com
Wed, 03 Jun 2009 13:44:26 PDT

The deers here chomp on my Dahlia readily. They do not seem to like tree
dahlias, but it could just be that they're not hungry enough.

Alberto said it. These plants are tender. I like them quite a bit and tried
growing them when I lived in Louisiana. It never worked out. The leaves
always seem to melt under summer heat, even in the shade. Often it is so hot
and wet that the tubers are cooked underground. The conditions most likely
allowed pathogenic organisms to do their things as well. I only managed to
flower a single hybrid which started growing in late winter and flowered in
early summer.

Berkeley, CA

On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 7:14 AM, Sam Franc <franc@oregonfast.net> wrote:

> I grow a lot of dahlias because they are pretty AND the deer do not eat
> them. Deer seem to eat most anything, especially flowers.
> Some times very well growing dahlias do not regrow in the spring.
> Does anyone know what could possibly be the reason?
> Are there certain varieties that are weak this way?
> Or is it just fate?
> Sam

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