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Dahlia Twyning's Smartie

Mignon Dahlia

$6.95 $4.17 (40% off)

Spring 2022

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Plant Code: BDATS

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If you like surprises, this is the Dahlia for you. No two flowers are alike! Dahlia Twyning’s Smartie playfully blooms with petals in alternating colors of bright magenta pink and white – some with more pink petals, some more white; and even the occasional brushstrokes of each. The bicolor single flowers sport cupped petals surrounding bright yellow centers. Single Dahlias due to their open blooms support beneficial pollinators like bees and butterflies. 1 bulb per bag. Bulb size No. 1

*NOTE: Bulbs will need to be lifted in fall in zones 3-7.

Details

Type: Bulbs
Height: Medium 24"
Spacing: Plant 18" apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Summer to Early Fall
Sun-Shade: Full Sun
Zones: 8-10   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic
Flower: Pink
Accent: White

Features to Note

  • Good for Cut Flowers
  • OK in Containers

Dahlia General Information

Dahlias are available in a variety of forms and colors from little starburst blossoms to large decorative-sized flowers. Gardeners adore their easy-growing disposition and the flowers are favorites for cut flower arrangements. Their bursts of colorful flowers provide months of summertime color.

Dahlia Plant Care

Hardy in zones 8-10. Dahlias are best started indoors four to six weeks before the desired outdoor planting date. Transfer outside when danger of frost has subsided. Dahlia flowers are generated from tubers which prefer well-drained, acidic loam soil. They will grow relatively well in any soil that isn’t soggy. To prepare soil, dig down 8-12 inches and add compost to planting hole. Lay the tuber sprout-side up 3 inches deep and cover soil. Water sparingly until first sprouts are produced then increase to 2-3 times per week. Do not let them dry out. Lift tubers in the fall in zones 3-7. Brush off excess dirt and lay them in a dry, but shady, location for a few days. Store in a cool, dry, frost-free location over winter. Replant the following spring after the last frost.