SEEDS – OP Dahlias (Cafe au Lait seed parent)

$10.00

Pack of open pollinated dahlia seed from SERENADE FARM dahlia cutting and hybridising gardens

Dahlias are incredibly complex genetically, which is how we get so a tremendous variety of colours, forms & sizes. The only way to guarantee you will get flowers that look like their parents is to grow from tuber or cutting (ie a clone of the parent’s genetics). Whenever we grow dahlias from seed it’s a random potluck – all kinds of traits will come through, so these seeds being offered for sale will result in mixed dahlias.

These seeds have been collected from my selected seed parents in Autumn 2023. I selected traits (good form, high petal count, strong stems, colours I like) and removed all other dahlia flowers from the surrounding garden. I then allowed bees to pollinate, seed pods matured, and then we collected and processed the seeds. Due to the complex genetics the resulting blooms will NOT be the same as the seed parent, but some of their traits may come through in the resulting seedlings.

20 seeds per pack.
Germinate in spring and transplant when your soil conditions are warm enough for dahlias to flourish.
(And post photos of what interesting dahlias you get and tag #serenadefarm – I’d love to see!)

 

Due to Biosecurity Laws, we can only post seeds within AUSTRALIA and not to Tasmania, WA or NT, sorry,

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