Dahlia Seed Mix
25 open pollinated seeds from our gardens for $4.00.
Growing dahlias from seeds is a lot of fun and very easy. This batch of seeds have been collected from our tall varieties. However, these seeds have been allowed to cross pollinate with a large variety of the larger dahlias. Since each seed will produce a different flower it is an excellent way to add some unique dahlias to your collection. This is because Dahlias are octoploids and have eight sets of chromosomes (most only have two). Due to this they have a much more diverse range of genetic material if grown from seed.
To grow dahlias seeds, it is a simple as sowing the seeds in spring in a light potting mix. Keep the pot moist not wet. Once the seedlings have grown to around 6cm in height, transplant into the garden. It is important to protect your seedlings from snails and slugs (Snail & Slug Organic Traps). Most of these seedlings will flower in the first year.