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just signed up...I have been looking for a forum like this! I am having trouble with my dahlias and I hope someone can help. Last fall I planted dinner plate dahlias but now they are blooming as look more like tea cup saucer size. Does anyone have suggestions or recommendations to encourage the large dinner plate blooms?? One type I have is the Thomas Edison, it should be pretty big....has anyone else had similar problems? Thanks, Laura

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Dahlia buds usually come in groups of three, so remove the 2 side ones and leave the middle one. This will cause the plant to generate all it's energy into making large flowers. The only drawback is that you get fewer blooms.


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Laura, just curious, do you have the Edna C.?

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Deborah,
I do not have one called Edna C. Is it worth trying for next year? I am just getting into dahlias and this is my first try with dinner-plates.

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Edna Comstock was my dear friend. The Edna C. dahlia, a huge yellow dinner plate dahlia, was bred by her husband and named for her.
It has won many awards, and you can Google the Edna C. for more info.


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