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Feb 9, 2012 1:45 PM CST
St. Paul, MN
It has been mentioned on here (and other boards) that it seems like white dahlias attract the bugs more than others. It is for that reason only that I am staying away from them. I'm growing about 45 varities next year and only one will be white - CG Finesse . Last year, I tried Louie Meggos with miserable results. That probably isn't an indictment on the variety; but more about what was going on in my yard. I restricted growth because I wanted to try and show it - so I only allowed 4-5 laterals. One bloomed and was a bug magnet; and the other blew over in a wind storm just before it opened up. I think the other laterals either broke off or froze before they bloomed. It was actually a great tuber producer for me. Edewitt, I probably could have spared you some tubers!
My mother loves white flowers; so I think i'm going to pass them along to her. She is out of the city; and doesn't even know what a japanese beetle looks like. So, it may do better there.

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