Dahlia Spartacus

Dahlia Spartacus

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Shipping Window for this product: Spring 2019

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The scoop on Dahlia Spartacus

The American Dahlia Society's 2016 landslide winner for its category (8-10" flowers, informal decorative), Spartacus blooms a lush, deep red that offers a velvety texture and wide petals that curl slightly at the tips. Flowers are held at a 45 degree angle with petals that sweep backwards; stunning for garden settings. Great form, strong stems and healthy foliage.

For "dinnerplates", we use the American Dahlia Society's "Giant or AA" and "Large or A" classifications which are 10+" and 8-10" respectively.

Why Grow Dinnerplate Dahlias?

  • Few flowers offer the color and form diversity of dahlias
  • Dinnerplate dahlias are garden showgirls; flashy, sensational and thrilling.
  • Pinch young plants to produce the biggest blooms; see Dahlia Planting Guide for tips

Dahlia tubers can be saved, divided and shared. Click on the Dahlia Planting Guide button, right, for details and growing tips.

Botanical Name: Dahlia
Common Name: Dahlia Spartacus
Growing Zones: Grow in zones 4-9, lift and store tubers indoors for winter where ground freezes
Sun/Shade: Best in full sun
Flower Color: Large 8-10" rich red blooms
Height: 4-5 feet tall
Plant/Bulb Size: Multi-eyed bulb clumps
Bloom Timing: Mid-summer through frost