Dahlia Hybridization

The Secret to Sharing Your Dahlias with the World

If you’ve ever grown a fantastic dahlia from seed, you’ve probably wished you could share it with the whole world! It’s fun to give tubers of your creations to your gardening friends, but wider distribution… can be challenging. At Triple Wren, we’ve cracked the code on sharing big numbers of beautiful dahlias, and I’m here […]

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Hybridizer Opportunities at Triple Wren Farms

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

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Legacy Dahlia Hybridizers: Glenn Gitts

Within our Dahlia Legacy Program, we’re honored to feature several different dahlias from hybridizer Glenn Gitts, who lives and creates right here in Whatcom County, Washington state.  Despite his obvious current love for creating and cultivating dahlias, Glenn hated flowers as a child… because he hated weeding! Growing up on a farm meant he had

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Legacy Dahlia Hybridizers: Birch Bay Dahlias

We’re honored to feature in our Legacy Program many different dahlias hybridized by Steve and Sandy Boley of Birch Bay Dahlias. After growing and experimenting with dahlias for many years, Steve and Sandy’s first official dahlia introduction was released to the world in 1998. Since then they have made at least 90 dahlia introductions, with

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Three Things You need to Know About Growing Dahlias From Seeds

Will these seeds grow flowers that look like the dahlias that produced the seed? Answer: No, not usually! Dahlias have 8 sets of chromosomes, which means they have some marvelous genetic diversity. The seeds from one “mother” seed pod might make flowers which all look dramatically different from each other depending on their pollen “fathers.”

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Dahlia Hybridization: Naming Your New Dahlia Hybrid

Every hybrid dahlia is a unique creation. If you saved seed from your garden, then you are a hybridizer and you have the right to name your creation. You can name your dahlia at any point, but many hybridizers wait until they see the blooms and other characteristics before choosing an appropriate name.  Some hybridizers

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