Coseytown Malibu

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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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Coseytown and The Work That We Do

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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    When you get to know Coseytown Malibu, growing is like experiencing another day in dahlia paradise. Coseytown Malibu’s 3” blooms feature a high petal count, recurving fully to the stem, and have been described by floral designers as a warm pink coral in color. Don’t be fooled by her pretty face though. This is a robust, densely foliated 5’ plant with a vertical growth habit that remains productive, delivering high-quality blooms late into the growing season. In fact, Coseytown Malibu is known to maintain its beautiful form and petal count right up until the day frost arrives here in the mid-Atlantic.
    Malibu makes abundant and generously eyed, easy storing tubers – and she grows one of my favorite tuber types. Not too big, not too small, no necks to break, and she maintains firmness in long term storage conditions.

    LeeAnn's Hybridizer Notes

    Continual stem harvesting is your friend when monetizing Coseytown Malibu as a cut flower. One of her greatest strengths is her robust upright plant habit, which results in thicker stems early in the cutting season. So don’t be afraid to cut your 18” long stems, as these plants can take it and subsequent stem regrowth with be slenderer while just as strong.  Additionally, do not skip pinching in the spring. When dividing, keep any tuber that has a hint of crown attached as she’ll regularly surprise you with latent eyes in the spring.

    The Details

    • Coseytown Malibu

    • Coseytown-Certified Cut Flower

    • Bloom Form:

      Formal Decorative

    • Bloom Color:

      Warm Pink Coral

    • 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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