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Dave Salter29-Oct-03 04:30 AM EST 5a   
jim29-Oct-03 07:46 AM EST 8   
Dave Salter30-Oct-03 07:02 AM EST 5a   

Subject: Dahlias
From: Dave Salter (
Zone: 5a
Date: 29-Oct-03 04:30 AM EST

Hi, I have two questions that you may be able to help me with. My wife planted some (or what she thought) miniature dahlias, but as they grew they turned out to be the regular sized ones.Is it possible for these plants to return to their normal size or did she get the bulbs mixed up over the winter storage???Also another question,do these plants ,over time return to the red color or stay the same color each year??? Thank You Dave Salter

Subject: RE: Dahlias
From: jim
Zone: 8
Date: 29-Oct-03 07:46 AM EST

If the plants were purchased from a garden center already potted and growing, chances are the were treated with a chemical growth regulator. This would keep the plants dwarfed for one growing season and the following year they would revert back to their normal larger selves

Subject: RE: Dahlias
From: Dave Salter (
Zone: 5a
Date: 30-Oct-03 07:02 AM EST

Thank You very much Jim.That clears up a lot of gray areas concerning "Dahlias".

Thanks Again Dave Salter

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