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For me, November is Dahlia month! I have a Dahlia campanulata. It starts growing in early summer, and I keep pinching out the ends when it gets to about 3 feet tall, and then again about a month later. It still ends up being 10’ tall by the time flowers come along in November. The unique feature of this species is the way the flowers hang down.

Getting underneath the plant and pointing the camera towards the sky, it looks like this:

The Dahlia makes a statement, but the downside is that it is susceptible to strong winds.

I have grouped my Cordylines together and finally planted them in the ground.

I also have a xAmarine in flower. If you see this next to a Nerine, you can see how huge the xAmarine is. It is a cross between Amaryllis belladonna and Nerine.

While there are fewer daylilies, they are still in flower. Like ‘Apple Swirl’

‘Emozione’

It is also the time when I sow seeds from the winter-growing bulbs like Ferraria, Ixia and Gladiolus. It takes around 30 days for germination and cooler temperatures, so I put the seed flats outside. I already have several seedlings which will give flowers in 2-3 years.

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wow I love that Dahlia, Wylie. Very exotic looking.

I was going to message you today. One of my daylilies has small plantlets growing on the stems that are dying back. Can these 'pups' be taken off and rooted? If so will they need a little heat; day temps here are about 7-12C with night temps below 5C dropping to below zero.

Or is it a false hope?

20 Nov, 2023

 

They are proliferations and are an exact genetic duplicate of the mother plant. You cut them off, leaving a length at the bottom to stick into the soil to help keep the plant upright. They don't need a lot of warmth to root and grow, but it helps to keep them 10C or above, just the first winter. They should bloom in the second year.

20 Nov, 2023

 

Beautiful Dahlia, Wylie! 😃

20 Nov, 2023

 

Nice to see your plants. The Dahila is interesting ...

21 Nov, 2023

 

Thanks Wylie. I have tried in the past but I haven't given them the warmth. I suspect that is why they haven't 'taken'. I know they are genetical identical. Thanks for your input. The one is golden zebra, a variegated leaf. pretty but quite slow growing.

21 Nov, 2023

 

The dahlia is amazing, a new one on me.

21 Nov, 2023

 

This seems to be the only dahlia with flowers that hang down. The tubers are huge, so it isn't something that is easily lifted. I do want to try to dig them out so it can be planted in a more wind-free area, but that will have to wait until early spring.

21 Nov, 2023

 

A big wow from me too!!!!! Gorgeous pics here, Wylie. November too, although, I appreciate where you live.
Such a striking Dahlia, a beautiful shape and love the flowers.
I do like the attractive way you've planted out your cordylines.

24 Nov, 2023

 

That Dahlia is amazing! Will it survive the winter?

27 Nov, 2023

 

It is like most dahlias and will die back, then emerge in the spring. I say like most because I also have Dahlia imperialis, which is even larger, is starting to flower now, and will remain green all year round.

27 Nov, 2023

 

Wow, love the hanging Dahlia. Oh yes, and that Apple Swirl daylily is a favourite too. I'm thinking you are in a fairly warm climate?

27 Nov, 2023

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