Dahlia imperialis

Chad Schroter Chad.Schroter@sandisk.com
Thu, 01 Dec 2011 16:36:49 PST
Diane,    "probably"...I believe you can have 2 buds at each node...     If the cane is pulled over (pegged as a rose cane) there will be new branches which grow vertical.  The flowers only come from the terminal growth, however on the secondary branches (from canes which have bent over the year before) I get flowers as well.


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From: pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:pbs-bounces@lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Diane Whitehead
Sent: Thursday, December 01, 2011 4:18 PM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] Dahlia imperialis

On 1-Dec-11, at 3:54 PM, Randall P. Linke wrote:

>   As Chad observed, only extreme cold stops it.  There are plants in
> gardens
> here that are easily 16' tall.

I shouldn't have planted it on the low side of the greenhouse.

If I cut off the top, will it branch?

Diane Whitehead
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
cool mediterranean climate
moderate dry summers, moderate rainy winters
68 cm rain (27 in)

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