Dahlias forum: Anemone flowered dahlias...anyone have seeds of these?

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Dec 16, 2015 12:48 PM CST
One of my favorites to grow purely to enjoy! I just never see seeds of these...does anyone have them?
Name: Geof
NW Wisconsin (Zone 4b)
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Dec 16, 2015 6:45 PM CST
Full sized dahlias don't grow "true" from seed - their genetics are to complex. Even if someone collected seed specifically from anemone dahlias - you couldn't count on them all turning out to be anemone's. Dahlias breeders grow hundreds of seedling in order to find a few that are worth propagating (via tubers or cuttings) and releasing them.

The only dahlia seed that I know of which you can count on growing more or less "true", are the little bedding dahlias. I know Park's Seed sells a few of those.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
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Dec 16, 2015 7:40 PM CST
They may be the Unwin series, Geof.

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