We’ve had mediocre success saving dahlia tubers year to year, so last fall, my dad collected some seeds from a dahlia to see if we could try growing dahlias from seed.
I knew they wouldn’t produce the same exact flower as the plant the seeds came from, but I figured it would be even more fun this way – a surprise each time a flower bloomed.
This past week, we got our first dahlia bloom!
Okay, so maybe it’s not the prettiest flower ever….
…but neither was it’s parent (in my opinion).
And one of the best parts of growing dahlias from seed is that you can give each new plant a new variety name. I think I’ll name our variety Ugly Duckling.