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.
(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’sSmartie’ Dahlia for all the color and less of the maintenance. While all dahlias benefit from deadheading regularly throughout the season, ‘Twyning’sSmartie’ asks for little else, bringing an abundance of unusual blooms to the border and a great overall habit. Plant the tubers of ‘Twyning’sSmartie’ 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’sSmartie’ Dahlia for another wonderful season of unusual blooms!
Twyning's Smartie Dahlia
Dahlia Twyning's Smartie
Item Package Size
Bag of 3
Summer to fall
1 bulb / tuber per sq. ft.
Bulbs/Tubers should be planted 1" to 2" below the soil line.
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Easy To Grow, Good For Cut Flowers
Hardy in zones 8-10 but grown as an annul in zones 1-7
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Spring / Summer
Ships To Canada
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.
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