Pinching out Dahlias

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Don Foley asked 6 years ago

If I pinch out the main shoots of my Dahlia plants at 3 sets of leaves (18-20″) to promote bushier growth, by how much roughly would this reduce the eventual height. I have a few tall varieties (40-48″) but my site can get windy conditions at times. I have shorter cvrs but I would like to keep these tall ones. I have staked them but this looks ugly.

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Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Pinching out the shoots will reduce the eventual height but not by much, perhaps 15 to 25 cm