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Dahlias: When To Prune

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Cibarius
(Doug) Murfreesboro, TN

May 23, 2010
6:15 AM

Post #7819196

This is a picture of Cascade Ken from Dan's Dahlias. The tuber was planted one month ago. I would like to prune it to make it a more compact plant in maturity. Are there instructions for that here?
Thanks

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pirl
(Arlene) Southold, NY
(Zone 7a)

May 23, 2010
6:44 AM

Post #7819255

I'd remove the four lowest leaves and then pinch the center of the top above the three leaf mark.
queequeg_1
Pinellas Park, FL
(Zone 10a)

May 23, 2010
6:55 AM

Post #7819288

I'm sure there are many good links here somewhere. Here was a video I found that made it much easier to understand.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4AjLzIlGJo&feature=channel
dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

May 23, 2010
3:28 PM

Post #7820603

Ditto what pirl said

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