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- "The Dahlia's I bought from you have been absolutely beautiful. Wish I had more room.""
- "All of the dahlias that I ordered are blooming beautifully. Gitty Up is my new favorite - interesting color combination and a little blooming machine. Thanks for providing such excellent tubers. A fan for life!"
- "I wanted to tell you how wonderfully your dahlias are performing in my garden, despite the fact that they have had less than perfect conditions! I live in humid Georgia and all but the biggest bloomed plants are prolifically producing gorgeous flowers. I'm new to dahlias but they couldn't be easier or more rewarding. Thanks so much--"
- "Just wanted to say how happy I am with my dahlia order. They are huge, with lots of buds."
- "I now understand why the reputation of Swan Island Dahlia is as it is. Our nation's leading Dahlia growing family stands behind your product like no other company. I am impressed and most pleasantly pleased with your response and actions. You've definitely secured another fan and promoter. Thank you!"
- "Hi there. Just wanted to express my gratitude. I ordered Saturday, and received my order Tuesday. Very fast, and the tubers look very high quality."
- "I have been growing Swan Island dahlias for many years, and have many favorites. Too many, if you ask my wife. But I have to tell you that it is a privilege to share the earth with so lovely and perfect a flower as Sheer Heaven. Keep up the good work! You and your flowers bring joy to so many!"
- "Thank you for the amazing flowers.They arrived in perfect condition and followed directions for caring for them. They made fabulous arrangements for our party tomorrow evening. I will pass your name around for sure."
- "You are the most prompt plant supplier I have every dealt with in my 50+ years of gardening. The tubers look good and are in the ground."
- "Thank you. Not only do you have the best dahlia bulbs, you have great service!"
- "Healthy tubers - packed great! Just want to thank you for good service & quality products. Have been customer several years & recommend highly. Thanks!"
- "Great staff, prompt service, and friendly people. Thanks again"
- "Thank you very much. As always, your service is exceptionally wonderful as are your dahlias."
CHECKERS (MFD) Introduced in 2001. You can't pass by this one when you see it in the garden. With eye-catching foliage and colorful 4" blooms of rich burgundy red petals tipped in white, it refuses to be ignored! The bush grows to a nice compact 3 1/2' with wonderful lush, lacy foliage and is one of the most consistent blooming bi-colors and all around garden plants we have ever produced. This variety has one of the longest lasting blooms when cut. Recommended as a cut flower.
This product ships in the Spring.
10/14/2016 4:56 PM
My Checkers dahlias started flowering in July. The blooms don't last very long, but there were lots of them and they made a cheery display in the garden. They do have somewhat weak stems; there would always be some broken stems after rain storms. By mid-September the plants were looking a bit bedraggled because of all the broken stems, and because flowering slowed down when the weather cooled. I also had to spray for powdery mildew. All in all I like this variety, but am disappointed that it doesn't look very good late in the season.
Best red and white
2/17/2015 6:17 PM
Bought this one for the first time last year and wasn't disappointed. Prolific, sturdy stems. True red and white.