Twyning's Smartie Dahlia

Fun, versatile, and in no need of staking, ‘Twyning’s Smartie’ Dahlia is a bi-colored single Dahlia that will delight you from summer until first frost with gorgeous blooms. Cupped petals surround a daisy-like yellow center, playfully alternating between magenta, bright white, and the occasional brushstrokes of both colors. Blooms break differently – no two are exactly the same! With deep green foliage and a relatively compact form, there is room for these smart flowers in any garden. Single Dahlias make it easy for pollinators to find a meal, and make for attractive cut flowers.
Zones1 - 10
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Good For Cut Flowers
Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Annual Rainfall
20 to 30"
30 to 40"
40 to 50"
Mature Plant Size28-32" tall
Bulb Spacing1 bulb / tuber per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeSummer to fall
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SizeBag of 3
SKUHC017726

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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(28-32”tall x 18-20” wide) If you don’t feel like staking, but love the way Dahlia blooms energize the late season garden, try the single blooms of compact ‘Twyning’s Smartie’ Dahlia for all the color and less of the maintenance. While all dahlias benefit from deadheading regularly throughout the season, ‘Twyning’s Smartie’ asks for little else, bringing an abundance of unusual blooms to the border and a great overall habit. Plant the tubers of ‘Twyning’s Smartie’ Dahlia in rich but well-draining soils. Full sun is preferred, but Dahlias can tolerate partial sun and will simply bloom with less flowers. Although grown as an annual in zones 3-7, you can dig up the tubers at the end of the season, store them indoors, and replant in spring, making Dahlias a wise investment. After your last frost, replant ‘Twyning’s Smartie’ Dahlia for another wonderful season of unusual blooms! 
More Information
SKUHC017726
Common Name
Twyning's Smartie Dahlia
Botanical Name
Dahlia Twyning's Smartie
Item Package Size
Bag of 3
Flower Color
Pink, White
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Bloom Time
Summer to fall
Mature Height
28-32" tall
Bulb Spacing
1 bulb / tuber per sq. ft.
Planting Depth
Bulbs/Tubers should be planted 1" to 2" below the soil line.
Amount Of Rain
20 to 30", 30 to 40", 40 to 50"
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Average
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Good For Cut Flowers, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks)
Additional Information
Hardy in zones 8-10 but grown as an annul in zones 1-7
Zones
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

Summer Blooming Bulbs, including popular varieties such as gladiolus and dahlias, are planted in the spring and bloom in the summer. Most of these bulbs are tropical and require warm weather to be planted. There must not be any danger of frost and your ground temperature must have reached 55 degrees Fahrenheit before planting. Many of our summer blooming bulbs can be planted as perennials in zones 9-10 (zone 8 if mulched), but should be treated as annuals in cooler climates. You can lift them and store them in the fall, or bring patio pots inside before frost. See page 15 of our Planting Guide for a bulb depth planting illustration. Read our article about How To Grow Dahlias.

Growing Dahlias: Plant Dahlia tubers after spring frosts in good garden soil with full sun. Dahlias must be protected from high winds, so we suggest you position them against a wall or be ready to stake them. Keep the plants well-watered and free of bugs, applying flower fertilizer as they grow. Your dahlias will be in full bloom by July or August, with the enormous flowers continuing to bloom until frost. As frost threatens, pull up the roots and trim off the stems. You can store the tubers in a cool dry place until the following spring.


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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