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 both our operation and bottom line as a cut flower farm - and our enjoyment as dahlia enthusiasts too!
To earn the distinction Coseytown-Certified Cut Flower a variety must demonstrate its ability to consistently meet or exceed expectations on the following traits:
∙ Tuber Productivity and Storability
∙ Plant Growth Habit
∙ Stem Length and Strength
∙ Bloom Productivity
∙ Blossom Orientation
∙ Blossom Attachment
∙ Vase Life
If you'd like to learn more be sure to:
∙ Check out this interview about what makes the cut at Coseytown
∙ Check out this talk about our commitment to healthy dahlias
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Meet Coseytown Kay! This plant is going to make many farmers and cut flower growers a very profitable season. First blooms start appearing 8.5-9.5 weeks after field tuber planting and continue blooming heavily throughout the season. The bloom sits upright on the stem making it a great bunching dahlia. You can harvest when the dahlia is beginning to open, and it will continue to bloom in a cooler. Be aware that this flower NEEDS SUNSHINE to create the pink blush color. It will continue to open white in the cooler (which could be good if you are short on whites!) Extended rainy days will also produce a mostly white bloom.
Once the daylight hours shorten to below 11.5 hrs per day (late in the season) this dahlia has a tendency to bloom open, but it has run a marathon from July-September!
Coseytown Kay makes some of the best tubers in size, shape, and storability. Plus it's generous on eyes, so make sure to save all the tubers when dividing, and they could very well be hiding a latent eye that will pop up later in the spring.