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February 28th 2021

Recommended Dahlia Sources

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My third book, Floret Farm’s Discovering Dahlias is finally out into the world! I am so excited for you to finally be able to hold this book in your hands. 

When we were making the book we grew over 800 unique varieties and then had the challenging task of narrowing down my top favorites to 360 to feature in the Variety Finder section of the book. Hands down, it was the hardest part of the book to write!

Floret dahlia field

I trial dozens of new dahlia varieties every year looking for those with unique forms, subtle coloring, and exceptional growth habit. I buy tubers from a lot of different places and thought I would share some of my top sources for quality and unique offerings.

For a complete list of more than 40 of my favorite dahlia sources, including grower profiles and international sources, be sure to check out Floret’s Dahlia Guide, available as a bonus to Discovering Dahlias.

Floret dahlia fieldTop U.S. Dahlia Sources

Hands down, the best dahlia growers I’ve ever encountered are Calvin and Julie Cook from Arrowhead Dahlias in Colorado. This husband and wife team grow more than 300 different varieties on their flower farm located on the eastern plains of Colorado, northeast of Denver. Calvin has been growing dahlias since he was a child and has honed decades of growing experience into offering a wonderful selection of super high quality dahlia tubers.

Bear Creek Farm is located in the Hudson River Valley and has taken the New York flower market by storm. In addition to offering an incredible selection of fresh cut blooms they have also started offering over 100 varieties of their tubers for sale. Owner Debra Kaye has a keen eye for color and her variety selection is unmatched. 

Birch Bay Dahlias located in Washington is my all time favorite place to discover new novelties. Be sure to check out the “Anemone & Other” tab to find all of the hard to find gems. I especially love the Sandia varieties.

Clearview Dahlias located here in Washington is an excellent source for beautiful and rare varieties and their quality is top notch. Owners Richard and Danielle Parshall are prolific breeders and have introduced so many treasures.

Connell’s Dahlias is a great source for high quality, reasonably priced tubers. This Washington company has wonderful service, a nice selection, and some of the most high quality tubers I’ve ever ordered and they always seem to tuck in a few extras.

Crazy 4 Dahlias is a small farm located in Maryland and operated by John Spangenberg. John specializes in breeding varieties that perform well in hot climates. Most of the varieties he offers for sale are intended for show.

Dahlias by Julie located in northwest Washington offers a fantastic selection of many hard to find varieties. The demand for her tubers is a testament to her quality and customer service.

Dahlia Shed is a family operated flower farm located in Rhode Island that offers dahlia tubers for sale in the winter months in bulk quantities for home gardeners and flower farmers.

Dan’s Dahlias is located in Washington state and has been offering dahlias for over 35 years. Dan sells more than 300 varieties. 

Delightful Dahlias has two locations in Washington state, offers over 600 unique varieties and has great customer service. 

Ferncliff Gardens has been offering top quality tubers for more than 100 years. In addition to their wide range, they breed many of their own creations.

Fivefork Farms is a flower farm and collaborative partnership between five siblings in Upton, Massachusetts. They have been working for a number of years to build up mother stock and increase their offerings of the best varieties for cutting.

Goldenrod Gardens is located in the mountainous northwest corner of North Carolina. Farmer-florist Lee Carlton trials and selects the very best varieties for cutting and arranging and offers a great selections of tubers for sale in the winter months.

JS Dahlias is located in Middlebury, Illinois and offers more than 200 varieties with a specialty in show-quality dahlias. 

Lobaugh’s Dahlias is a small family business located in Chehalis, Washington that specializes in hybridizing new varieties as well as selling a nice selection of tubers in their online shop.

Old House Dahlias  is a 14-acre farm located in Tillamook, Oregon that offers over 200 varieties and some of the best varieties for cutting. 

Organic Dahlia Tubers started by our dear friends at Ralphs Greenhouse, one of the largest root vegetable producers in the Pacific Northwest, has been working on perfecting a line of certified organic dahlia tubers for the past 3 years that are grown just down the road from Floret. We’re thrilled to share that their organic tubers are now available for sale and ship nationwide. They are currently selling 35 of our favorite varieties for cutting and will hopefully expand their offerings even more in the future.

Ribier Gardens is located on 5 acres in Meridian, Idaho and their dahlia tuber store opened for the second year on December 1st. All of their dahlias are certified organic and lovingly tended to by Jen Zissou and her family. Jen gave up her previous profession after a health scare and had the realization that life is just too short not to be passionate about every moment. Jen has been living the dream ever since!

Swan Island Dahlias in Canby, Oregon offers one of the largest variety selections in the country. This family run operation has been in business for 91 years and is the largest and leading dahlia grower in the United States. In addition to offering the highest quality tubers on the market they also go above and beyond when it comes to customer service and satisfaction. They are a joy to work with and it’s no wonder why they have been in business so long.

Sunny Meadows Flower Farm owned by Gretel and Steve Adams is an urban flower farm 6 miles from downtown Columbus, Ohio. Their online tuber shop has a great selection specifically for cut flower production.

Summer Dreams Farm is fast becoming one of the largest dahlia growers in the country. Located in Michigan and owned by Michael Genovese, Summer Dreams Farm offers an incredible selection of fresh flowers throughout the state during the growing season and tubers shipped nationally in the off season. His quality is fantastic and tubers are known to sell out fast, so sign up for his newsletter to make sure you don’t miss out.

Our flower farming friends Triple Wren Farms up in Ferndale, Washington have recently added dahlia tubers to their offerings list. They have a great selection of varieties that are especially suited for cut flower growing, including many of my tried and true favorites.

Floret dahlia field

International Sources

For international readers looking for dahlia tubers, we’ve compiled a short list of potential sources. But please note that, unlike the U.S. suppliers listed above, we do not have any firsthand experience ordering from these companies, so we cannot vouch for their quality or service.


Country Dahlias

Winkie Dahlias


Au Beau Pre – Production Saint Anicet

Connie’s Dahlias

Ferncliff Gardens

Oakridge Dahlias

Roam Flora

Stone Meadow Gardens


Bulbs Direct

Garden Post

NZ Bulbs



FAM Flower Farm

Peter Nyssen

Verberghe Eurobulbs


Claus Dalby (Dahlias sold in Bilkas Garden Centers)


Rose Cottage Plants

Sarah Raven





I know there is growing demand for dahlias tubers all over the world. If you have a recommended source that you love and trust, please share it in the comments below. Or, if you have a favorite variety that you think I should add to our collection, I’d love to hear about it!


  1. Catie on

    Hudson Valley Seed Company in NY has a lovely organic dahlia selection- been getting them for years and they never disappoint.

  2. Ruth on

    Artful Dahlias in Tasmania, proud owner

  3. Wanda on

    Where do you recommend for Dahlia tubers

    • BriAnn Boots on

      In this post we share all the dahlia sources we recommend. Click on the name of each company and you’ll be directed to their website to shop for dahlia tubers.

  4. Barb Gooss on

    I’ve just recently fallen in love with dahlias. Have a very small plot. The slugs are driving me crazy. Any suggestions? Thank you in advance.

  5. Vic on

    What are the varieties of dahlias on your home page in the middle picture?
    The apricot colored?

  6. Dar on

    What happened to your sale of dahlia tubers?

  7. Maureen d. on

    River Dahlias in Venetia, Oregon is a wonderful source in the Northwest.

  8. Kim O’Steen on

    I am searching for the best place to visit this Fall for either “Pick your Own”, or just to be able to walk in the Dahlia fields and buy the freshly cut Dahlias.

    Does anybody have a recommendation for the best place to do experience this? It’s sounding like Washington or Oregon might have the most options.

    Any help would be very much appreciated, as I’m wanting to go next month.

    Thank you!!

  9. Frans H. Sturm on

    You write that the companies below are in the UK. That’s wrong. These companies are all located in the Netherlands.
    The name Zeeland Dahlias should be:

    Thank you.

    FAM Bloemenboerderij
    Zeeuwse Dahlia’s
    Peter Nyssen
    Verberghe Eurobulbs

  10. Frans H. Sturm on


    You write that the companies below are in the UK. That’s wrong. These companies are all located in the Netherlands.
    The name Zeeland Dahlias should be:

    Thank you.

    FAM Bloemenboerderij
    Zeeuwse Dahlia’s
    Peter Nyssen
    Verberghe Eurobulbs

  11. Nina on

    I don’t think winkie are selling tubers anymore. It says it in their website

  12. Hans Achter on

    I can vouch for Production St. Anicet in Quebec. I have been there several times and they are good people passionate about dahlias. They also seem to have a number of obscure varieties I haven’t seen for sale at many other places.

  13. Dirk Baumann on

    Dahlias are a pleasure to see and enjoy. It is amazing how much work and care goes into each type of dahlia. It is among the top amazing flowers.
    Let’s celebrate this beauty and let’s make sure that all PHOTOS OF DAHLIAS have a deserving photo and video to go with it. No more polarizing
    lenses that make the colours darker and unrealistic and difficult to evaluate. No more mug shuts and photos of photos. Lets promote the natural
    Beauty of the flower who has more than earned the highest level of respect and beauty. If you agree make this thought part of you multi media.
    May everybody enjoy the beauty of the dahlias!

  14. Jodie Dyar on

    Many of these recommendations for dahlia tubers are linked to unsecured websites.

  15. Nancy Sciarretta on

    I have to agree with Teresa Bergman at, great variety and a wealth of information.
    Last year I discovered Production St. Anicet from Canada who provided very healthy productive tubers.
    And Happy Hollow Farm in Massachusetts sent me tubers that each had tiny sprouts from their eyes, all of which grew wonderfully.
    Can’t wait till Floret gets back in the tuber business!

  16. Teresa Bergman on

    Though my farm didn’t make the list, you might check out my website in late November to see my offerings. You will find some new introductions you can’t find elsewhere — including some KA’S, Allen’s dahlias and Barbarry’s not yet introduced in the US. I also ship internationally.

  17. Tracy on

    It’s wonderful that you give recommendations especially since you also sell!! I’m really hoping to get some from you for spring!!!

  18. Rosealyn Findlay on

    I’ve purchased from FGL twice. In year one, only half sprouted. In year 2, only 10 percent sprouted.
    The tubers are extremely small and most arrived soft and rotting. I asked for a refund of $160.00 on phone conversations and Guy said he would but it never came.
    His photos are beautiful, but tubers are bad.

  19. Ronda Anderson on

    I am totally surprised you missed listing Tall Grass Farm. I’ve never found better quality bulbs and mire helpful owners.

  20. Carol on


    Can anyone identify the dahlias in the first and/or last picture? Thank you!

  21. Julie Charles on

    Dahlia haven is one source you could add to your New Zealand list.
    Love your site and your enthusiasum for all things flowers.

  22. Louise Brøchner on

    This is a great post! Thank you for taking the time to give all these great info´s and experiences to us, less experienced! I would like to recommend Geerlings Dahlias in The Netherlands (EU) As a Danish resident I can not buy tubers from you, but have really good results with the products from Geerlings

  23. Amy T Mintner on

    If you don’t care about the color and just want to try them Outside Pride carries Pom Pom Dahlia seeds. They grow 36-48″tall. They grow readily and then you can pick your favorites at the end of the season to keep.

  24. Ann Nguyen on

    I’d like to add Siskiyou Seeds to this great list! They just started offering organic dahlia tubers this year, over 20+ varieties.

  25. Pat Reid on

    Another great source of dahlias on Vancouver Island is Warwick Dahlias. They are located in Black Creek just north of Courtenay.


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