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. Chad -----Original Message----- From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.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) PLEASE NOTE: The information contained in this electronic mail message is intended only for the use of the designated recipient(s) named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that you have received this message in error and that any review, dissemination, distribution, or copying of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the sender by telephone or e-mail (as shown above) immediately and destroy any and all copies of this message in your possession (whether hard copies or electronically stored copies).