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Novice Hybridizer Program

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At Triple Wren, we love sharing beauty. In fact, the greatest joy we find in our work comes from connecting with our Legacy Program hybridizers and bringing their unavailable or obscure varieties to market so that more gardeners can enjoy growing the incredible diversity of beauty they’ve created.
As more and more home gardeners begin to save and grow seeds, we have been receiving an increasing number of requests from novice hybridizers asking how to tell the world about the dahlias they’ve grown. Many of the inquiries have come from gardeners who have grown our Bloomquist Mix Dahlia Seeds or Triple Wren Field Crossing Mix Dahlia Seeds, and others have come from gardeners who saved their own seed. Many of the images our seed-growing friends have sent in are exceptionally beautiful, and we are so thrilled to see them flourishing in your gardens!
We’ve realized that the home gardeners who are asking us for advice all have one or more of the following things in common:
  1. They’re new to bringing a dahlia into the public spotlight
  2. They don’t have the space or capacity to grow out larger quantities of their new dahlia so that it can be offered widely
  3. They don’t have an existing marketplace to tell about their dahlia
  4. They don’t have a customer support team, shipping team, marketing team, etc. to support their dahlia sales.
If you find yourself in the situation of having an amazing, beautiful, new dahlia that you’d like to share with gardeners all over the U.S., but are coming up against any of these barriers, we now have a solution for you!

Applications are closed for our 2024 class, but you can subscribe with the form above for information about our 2025 Novice Hybridizer Program. When applications open in late 2024, you can apply to have your best dahlia(s) spend a year with us at Triple Wren Farms to undergo field trials, propagation trials, and third-party evaluations. There is a limit of one dahlia per application, but a hybridizer may submit as many applications as they choose.

The application requires that you own the rights to the dahlia(s) you’re submitting, that you have not already begun distributing or selling them, that you have at least two full seasons of observation, photos, and detailed notes for the dahlia(s), that you have at least 10 saved tubers from your dahlia hybrid(s) [so that you can send us 4 and keep a minimum of 6 to grow and continue observing in your own garden], and that you agree to allow Triple Wren Farms to evaluate and provide feedback on your dahlia(s).

The application process is smooth and easy and only costs $99 of “room and board” per dahlia! (Wondering why there’s a fee? It’s to cover the costs of admin, evaluation, and growing for a season at TWF. We’ve made it as affordable as possible!)

All dahlias that meet the application criteria will be accepted, and at the end of their first growing season will either be graduated into a sales track at the farm (with an agreement to pay generous royalties to the original creators, just like our Legacy Program!), or if a dahlias isn’t selected to be in the program, we’ll ship the hybridizer back all the tubers that were grown at Triple Wren.