Dahlia Tuber FAQ

When will the tuber store open?

Our tuber store will open some time in early winter 2023. To be the first to know, join our mailing list!

When will my tubers ship?

All dahlia tubers will ship in the spring, from March through May when the weather is warm enough that they will not freeze in-transit. We cannot accept requests to ship tubers at specific times.

If you opt for “Local Pickup”, we will be in touch about when in the spring you can stop by to pick up your tubers.

I had a dahlia tuber in my cart and then at checkout it said “sold out” 🙁

Sorry!! The way the online store works, items in your cart are not reserved for you until you checkout. It’s entirely possible that the same item could be in multiple shoppers’ carts.

To ensure you can get the dahlias that you want, proceed to checkout quickly, and don’t leave tubers in your cart too long.

Will you combine shipping if I place multiple orders?

Yes, we will do this! So that you will not be charged shipping twice, please select “Local Pickup” for any orders after your first order. And, in the Order Notes at checkout, please write “Combine my shipping, please!” or send us an email at flowers@seachange.farm requesting that we ship everything with your first order.

What is a dahlia tuber?

A tuber is like a bulb made by a dahlia plant as it grows.

The only way to grow the exact same dahlia variety as another grower is to plant a child tuber from the original plant. At Sea Change, we only sell dahlia tubers that we’ve grown ourselves, using organic growing methods in our no-till fields in upstate NY.

To learn more about dahlias, please visit our blog post, “How to Grow Great Dahlias.”

I’ve never grown dahlias before! Can I still buy tubers?

Absolutely! Dahlias are one of the most rewarding flowers you can grow, and we highly recommend that you give them a try if you are curious 🙂

We will send out a printed “Guide to Growing Dahlias” with every tuber order. You can also visit our blog post, “How to Grow Great Dahlias,” for an online guide for growing these beautiful flowers yourself.

What about dahlia virus?

We do our best to ensure that you are receiving beautiful virus-free tubers from our farm.

We strive to eliminate dahlia virus from our dahlia stock by aggressively following the “when it doubt, pull it out” rule. We also clean our cutting tools in between dividing tuber clumps in the fall.

If you think you’ve been sent a virused tuber, please email us at flowers@seachange.farm.

What if my dahlia tuber isn’t viable?

We ensure that every tuber we sell has at least one eye, which will allow it to grow in the spring.

If you think you’ve received a tuber without any eyes, or that is otherwise damaged and not viable, please email us at flowers@seachange.farm.

How much is shipping?

Orders of $35 or less will ship in a small USPS flat rate box costing $10.20
Orders over $35 will ship in a medium USPS flat rate box costing $17.10.

Can I pick up my tubers instead of paying for shipping?

Yep! You can. We will be offering two pick-up locations this year:

  • Our flower farm at 340 Queens Highway, Accord NY 12404
  • The Hastings-on-Hudson Farmer’s Market (pickup on Saturday 5/6 or Saturday 5/20)

Simply select the “Local pickup” option at checkout, instead of selecting USPS shipping. In the “Order Notes” section at checkout, please let us know whether you want to pick up in Accord or Hastings-on-Hudson.

Local pickup in Accord is by appointment. We will reach out to schedule your pickup with you some time in April.

For farmer’s market folks: We start attending the Hastings-on-Hudson Farmer’s Market in May, so if you’d like your tubers earlier, please choose USPS shipping instead of selecting market pickup.

Can I choose between a refund and a substitution if what I ordered isn’t available?

We make every effort to only list dahlia tubers that we feel confident will store until the spring. However, storage failure does happen. Our default policy is to refund you any tubers in your order that we cannot fill. But, if you would prefer a substitution instead, you can write that in the “Order Notes” section at checkout.