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02/03/2014 at 16:23

I collected Dahlia seeds last October 2013 from ripe seedpods (brown/black). The seeds were brown/black after drying and were then stored over winter in packets in a cool, dark area of my garage.

I have just sown my first batch this last week on seed compost in an electric propagator at about 15 - 20 deg C. So far none have germinated. I am wondering if they have all died and if so what is the most probable reason. Has anybody else had the same results?

Thank you for any advice you can give.

02/03/2014 at 16:57

I brought seeds of Dahlia Imperialis ( tree dahlia ) back from a trip to India and had great success with them. Maybe because it's a species, rather than a hybrid. A week isn't any time to be honest. I'd be a bit patient.

02/03/2014 at 19:11

I grow various types of dahlia every year, some from self-sown seeds and it can take a few weeks, so no need to worry just yet.

03/03/2014 at 17:07
Yes - I just need to wait another week
or two.
Thanks to you both.
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