Vigorous and showy low-growing plants.
These multi-colored, seed-grown dahlias form a conspicuous row of inner petals–somewhat resembling dapper, young gentlemen all dressed up in ruffled collars. Bushy, dwarf habit plants display unapologetically jolly blooms on long, stiff stems that hold up well in floral arrangements. These fine fellows attract beneficial pollinators and bring good cheer to your borders and beds.
When the growing season is done, save the tubers from your favorite plants if you want only these specific varieties blooming the following year.
Each year, Hudson Valley Seeds commissions contemporary artists from around the United States to tell the story of a particular seed variety. That art and those seeds combine to create an Art Pack, a unique celebration of the diverse stories of seeds and their stewards.
Deanna Staffo, an avid gardener and artist with interests in portraiture, fashion, lifestyle, and narrative illustration, worked in acrylic and colored pencil to give these double- collared flowers a ride—in tandem with some very dapper dandies.