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bi-color dalhia, seed?

Posted by petunialover 49047 (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 16, 06 at 17:17

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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RE: bi-color dalhia, seed?

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!


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RE: bi-color dalhia, seed?

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


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RE: bi-color dalhia, seed?

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


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RE: bi-color dalhia, seed?

WOW the prince valiant is awesome.

PL


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