Coseytown Morgan

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The heart of the hybridization program at Coseytown Flowers is firmly rooted in developing the best possible dahlias for profitable cut flower production. Our hybridization priorities have been shaped by our own experiences as a cut flower farm in search of the best varieties to bring maximum impact to our operation and bottom line - and our enjoyment as dahlia enthusiasts too!
 
We're Here for the Workhorses
To earn the distinction Coseytown-Certified Cut Flower Dahlia a new cultivar must demonstrate its ability to consistently meet or exceed expectations for the following nine key traits for maximum profitability for cut flower farmers and farmer-florists:

  Vase Life  
Stem Length 
Stem Strength
Bloom Productivity
Blossom Orientation
Blossom Attachment
Plant Growth Habit
Tuber Productivity
Tuber Storability

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Thank you for your interest in Coseytown Dahlias! When you come to the source for your favorite Coseytown creations by independent dahlia hybridizer LeeAnn Huber of Coseytown Flowers you are:

  • Supporting an independent full-time occupational dahlia hybridizer

  • Providing compensation for our hybridization efforts
    Our investments into the cut flower and dahlia enthusiast community are compensated solely through the plants we propagate and sell directly to you and without your support it is not possible to do what we do

  • Investing in the success of a woman-owned business and self-supporting family farm

  • Investing in the success of a business driving innovation and progress in the dahlia and cut flower community
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    OUR COMMITMENT TO HEALTHY DAHLIAS
    At Coseytown Flowers we are fully inspected and licensed by the State of Pennsylvania for the production and distribution of plant materials and seed
    . Our proactive management practices include disinfection using 10% bleach solution between every plant rotating snips. We have an expert’s eye and a ZERO tolerance policy for symptomatic plants. As a component of our disease management plan, our active pest management plan utilizes a variety of measures based on seasonal risk level with continual monitoring from first planting until final tuber harvest.

    We test for common RNA and DNA dahlia viruses including TSWV, TSV, INSV, and DMV and make substantial costly recurring investments into ongoing proactive dahlia virus testing and research to create and utilize best practices in the responsible propagation of our plant stock. Recent investments into our virus testing and research program include 5-figures worth of direct cost investments exclusive of time, labor, and other indirect costs.


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    Introducing Coseytown Morgan! I’ve been in hot pursuit of this carefully hand selected apricot sport of Coseytown Dexter for years and am pleased to now formally announce that we’ve finally caught him!

    While I personally love a variegated dahlia, I know yellow (Dexter) is not everyone’s cup of tea - so when he sported apricot (Morgan), I was beyond thrilled. Coseytown Morgan is another powerhouse that possesses all the excellent plant traits of his ‘alter ego’ too, giving you bloom after bloom, week after week and retaining its closed center until frost arrives. Even if you don't harvest blooms weekly, this plant will remain attractive all summer.

    Coseytown Morgan's stems are strong with solid blossom attachment. This is an incredibly strong, robust, upright plant too; rarely do I ever have to clean up broken lateral branches after a storm or night of high wind. Morgan is a no nonsense, no fuss dahlia. In a world of diva dahlias, growing Morgan is refreshing. The blooms do not continue to open after harvest, so harvest when the blooms are fresh and young. These blooms will consistently look amazing ALL season long. Additionally, tuber yields are abundant and consistent, with plump tubers having a high degree of toughness to withstand digging, dividing, and storing intact.

    LeeAnn's Hybridizer Notes

    This ‘sport’ is a condition in which the color mutated into a new color within an existing cultivar. Coseytown Dexter's genetics, and that of any of its sports (yes - there have been many), still do shift on occasion. I have been repeatedly isolating the apricot one in hot pursuit of Coseytown Morgan over the last few years.

    Plants that exhibited this color shift from yellow (Dexter) to apricot (Morgan) were intentionally labeled, dug, stored, and planted separately over multiple years. Each season, only plants that bloomed apricot were selected and replanted the following year. Last season (2023), 85% of the selected stock bloomed apricot, and plants exhibiting any other color were culled. Given the declining percentage of non-apricot blooms in the Morgan stock tracked over 3 years, I expect a single digit percentage of tubers harvested in the 2023 season will bloom yellow. Please accept this possibility when purchasing Morgan and remember it was grown from a previously blooming apricot plant. Give it a second season to see if yellow blooms revert back to apricot.

    I have tried collecting seed from Dexter/Morgan for several years with no success. In 2023, I finally dissected blooms and discovered why! Seed maturation will be very rare for Morgan since it grows very few, if any, disc florets and its ray florets are sterile. No pollen and sterile ovaries mean this plant doesn’t have nature pushing it to let go of its petals. Bad for hybridizing, but amazing for cut flower customers and gardeners alike!


    The Details

    • Coseytown Morgan

    • Coseytown-Certified Cut Flower

    • Bloom Form:

      Formal Decorative

    • Bloom Color:

      Apricot with a light pattern of raspberry variegated flecks

    • Bloom Size:

      3 in

    • Plant Height:

      5 ft

    Learn About Coseytown

    Here at Coseytown Flowers we specialize in the creation, cultivation and sale of new dahlia varieties, with leading plant traits in health, growth and vigor, for the cut-flower and enthusiast markets.

    Leading the charge is LeeAnn Huber - the dahlia hybridizer, educator, flower farmer and entrepreneur behind it all. Prioritizing continual growth in knowledge and practice is our guiding star, and LeeAnn's passion for lifelong learning and applying evidenced based approaches in an agricultural context is embodied in her daily mantra ‘Every day is a school day!’ LeeAnn has amassed a sizable and engaged following among fellow cut flower farmers and gardening enthusiasts, where she is known for taking topics head on in a thoughtful and engaging way while sharing her expertise on all things dahlias.

    Coseytown Flowers strives to offer only the highest quality single-division dahlia tubers and premium dahlia seed. All our tubers are individually labeled, and all orders are individually inspected for quality and accuracy prior to shipment. Coseytown Flowers dahlia fields and storage facilities are inspected annually by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and we possess all needed inspections and licensing to sell dahlia tubers and seed. 

    As an independent hybridizer and self-supporting family farm, every dahlia tuber and seed we sell were grown for you with love by their originators right here at Coseytown Flowers. Thank you for making it possible to do what we do!

    At the heart of our mission is the Coseytown commitment to integrity with continual growth in knowledge and practice with core values of healthy plants, happy pollinators and responsible production. We take the health of our plants and tubers seriously by testing for and providing our dahlia plants with the proper conditions, nutrition and proactive management for optimal plant and pollinator health. We also proactively test for the following major DNA and RNA viruses: Dahlia mosaic virus (DMV), Dahlia common mosaic virus (DCMV), Impatiens necrotic spot virus (INSV), Tobacco streak virus (TSV) and Tomato spotted wilt virus (TSWV). To learn more directly from LeeAnn about the Coseytown Commitment to Healthy Dahlias, including our proactive 3-pronged approach to address virus in dahlias, please click here.

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