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psudan
Mentor, OH

June 12, 2010
7:43 PM

Post #7883284

This is a nighttime shot of a Witteman's Best dahlia from last year. I did a little experiment and didn't pinch any buds just to see if it would produce more but smaller flowers. There were many more flowers on this one than the ones I did pinch but the blooms were the same size( 5" ).

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morganc

morganc
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 17, 2010
6:57 AM

Post #7896340

OMG...I want one of those! Here, I usually get only a flower or two at a time because it is too hot. Having that many flowers at the same time would rock...no matter what size they are.

What do you feed those plants?
psudan
Mentor, OH

June 17, 2010
7:19 AM

Post #7896396

Morgan, I don't recall the name of the fertilizer but it was some type of organic from Lowes. I can't remember if this was two tubers or one tuber with a lot of spouts. They were kind of hard to stake with so many stems and thats why the ones in front appear to be leaning toward the camera. Here is a picture of one that I did pinch.

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morganc

morganc
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 18, 2010
7:01 AM

Post #7899008

The flower is stunning...what is the name of the dahlia? And where did you purchase it?
psudan
Mentor, OH

June 18, 2010
10:46 AM

Post #7899601

This is called a Witteman or Witteman's Best. I bought them most recently from Blooming Bulb and Holland Bulb Farm. HBF just ended a sale. These were five for a little less than nine dollars. The tubers were a little smaller than the ones from BB but they are growing nicely. They don't appear to be a very popular dahlia as I have only seen them for sell at a couple places.

morganc

morganc
Austin, TX
(Zone 8b)

June 18, 2010
12:02 PM

Post #7899808

Oh well...everybody is out of these.

Your flowers are just gorgeous!
psudan
Mentor, OH

June 18, 2010
12:08 PM

Post #7899836

Thanks Morgan

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