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american dahlia tubers


By 243rose

Essex, United Kingdom Gb

Hi All.

I ordered some dahlia tubers from America.
They don't arrive as a large tuber but as a 'chicken leg' like a single finger with an eye from which a sprout was just visible.
Now, i potted these up in my conservtory, i am slightly concerned at this stage and need some advice. they all came up quickly but two of them are just single thin stems and i am concerned that they will not form a 'bush'.
Is it early days as they only came as a single 'finger' tubers or have i done something wrong... the blurb states that tubers in this form are sufficeint to form a full plant. ???

advice anyone.



It will form a full plant but in future years you will get bigger tubers and more shoots. take care of them over winter.

11 May, 2009

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