I came home from a two-week vacation to find that one of my most
prized dahlias ("Shadow Cat") had grown to an amazing height, then
snapped in half from the weight. Can this plant be salvaged? If I
cut it back beneath the break, might it grow more and put out
Trim to down to past the broken area and it should grow back fine.
"In this universe the night was falling,the shadows were lengthening
towards an east that would not know another dawn.
But elsewhere the stars were still young and the light of morning
lingered: and along the path he once had followed, man would one day go
Arthur C. Clarke, The City & The Stars
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I have had several Dahlias that were broken off during
storms and ALL of them recovered and bloomed quite well
during the late summer and fall.
I now use those "ring cages" that they sell for tomatoes to
protect the plants. As soon as I plant the Dahlias I put
the rings over the spot so I know where they should come up.
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