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Dahlias: Cold Hardy Dahlia?

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Staten Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

May 17, 2007
8:55 PM

Post #3508290

I believe I have a Crazy Legs coming up (about 3 inches now), which must have broken off from the clump I dug up in the fall. Has anyone in my area experienced this? Susan
Delhi, IA

May 17, 2007
10:17 PM

Post #3508583

Did it have a little mulch over it? Suppose it is possible. I've had an occasional canna come up and I'm between zone 4 and 5.
Menasha, WI
(Zone 5a)

May 17, 2007
10:30 PM

Post #3508618

It's certainly possible with a mild winter and a warmish spot. I get calla lillies that do that now and then.
Staten Island, NY
(Zone 6b)

May 24, 2007
9:26 PM

Post #3532056

It had very little mulch, if any. But it was up against the white cement wall of my garage (not attached to the house). It was right in the line of water dripping off the roof, but I guess I have good soil drainage.
Delhi, IA

May 28, 2007
4:07 PM

Post #3545020

I've actually got 3 volunteer potatoes in the garden this year.
Sedalia, MO

May 30, 2007
12:23 AM

Post #3550450

I was surprised this spring when I saw one comming up, I guess I missed it last fall, I did not mulch much there until feb when they were calling for a hard freeze and some of my plants were comming up then I heavily mulched with straw, but we had 3 ft of snow before that guess it kept it mulched. It is doing just great.
Issaquah, WA
(Zone 7a)

May 30, 2007
2:03 AM

Post #3550840

I just dug up two volunteers from last year too. (One I didn't necessarily want, but I got it back now) We did have a very cold snap, for here, of 8-10 degrees in December and a hideous amount of rain in November/December/January, but the tubers were preserved enough to grow, even though many parts of them were mush. I replanted them in a new location after snipping off the bad parts. A dahlia is a terrible thing to waste...
Sedalia, MO

May 30, 2007
2:16 AM

Post #3550887

Know what you mean, I love them!

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