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Dahlias from seed

Posted by bethesue none (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 24, 12 at 22:27

I have a lot of seed pods on my dahlias. If they are tightly closed, should I collect them now and let dry until ready to plant? Some are open and I see the dark seeds inside. I know this is an iffy way to propagate but would like to try--nothing to lose! Thanks.

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RE: Dahlias from seed

I like to let them go a bit past freshly closed. Tho it seems to slow down the flowering. I have found it best to time it about a month before the frost around here. (Early Sept. is when I stop deadheading and start letting selected ones go to seed). If you have the space I say you go girl....I have had some wonderful results and some that I have kept over seven years cause I liked them so well. They have even had sports that I enjoy also. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

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