The common garden dahlia has many wild relatives, some of which were also used as food or medicine. Many of these wild species have interesting and potentially useful traits. Most members of the genus can be crossed, although not always easily. Quantities are usually low in this category and we probably won’t offer everything every year. I am not breeding these species directly, but rather using them to make crosses to my edible breeding lines, so these plants are essentially in their wild state, barring unselected adaptations to local growing conditions. In most cases, I grow only a few plants. Still, seeds of most of the wild dahlias are pretty hard to find, so we’ll offer the excess when we have any.

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