bi-color dalhia, seed?

petunialoverAugust 16, 2006

I have a question, how do I get Dahlia seed? I have a plant that is producing a variagated white/maroon flower[marbled] and a solid maroon flower at the same time, how can I reproduce this? I just planted it and another I bought from a nursery this spring, the other is solid maroon, both were supposed to be marbled.

I know. I know, that's two questions but I really want to know both, thanks in advance, see my photo.

PL

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plantlady2(NW Washington)

you can't reproduce it from seed. Dahlias don't come true to the parent except from tubers. The striped dahlia was varigated & the solid was it reverting to a former parent. It is considered a major flaw in the show dahlia world but a major plus in the I just want to grow cool dahlias world!

    Bookmark   August 18, 2006 at 11:45PM
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petunialover

Thanks Plantlady; I consider it major cool, I don't care if it reverted I just love the idea that I bought one color and got two.

PL

    Bookmark   August 20, 2006 at 9:00PM
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chrisrobt(z8 MI,WA)

PL, often I see my variegated dahlias either revert to solid, or they may have a section of solid color with the rest variegated. Check out Prince Valiant in my photo album...

http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2103341635

Christine

    Bookmark   August 22, 2006 at 5:53PM
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petunialover

WOW the prince valiant is awesome.

PL

    Bookmark   August 24, 2006 at 3:18PM
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