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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If this one had an online dating profile, it would say something like this: Tall, original, colorful lady who can weather a storm easily (...and she has really long legs, haha! View the product video for more details). Meet Coseytown Penny!
The name Penny is a nod to her seed parent Ferncliff Copper. She inherited all the best plant and tuber qualities and then some. This plant can grow up to 7 feet tall. No, that is not a typo. This is the strongest plant in my field. She withstood the remnants of a hurricane without breaking a stem - even though she was planted of the end row breaking the winds! Make sure you pinch out the terminal bud in the spring and you'll be rewarded with super long, strong, slender stems.
I asked 10 different people to describe Penny's coloring and gotten 10 different responses. She's different. My best color description would be a warm amber overlayed with raspberry. In the fall it slightly changes. It's like it has a bronze filter and looks more toward brown. Clear, right? You grow her and let me know what you think!