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SPARTACUS - (AID) Introduced in 1993. A consistent show winner, this variety is an exhibitors dream. 9" blooms of a beautiful black red color that make the petals appear to be made of velvet. Petals fold back to the stem and blooms are held at a 45 degree angle on the 4 1/2' plant. If you exhibit, you will want to add this variety to your collection as it almost always brings home a blue ribbon. Should do well in exhibition.
This product ships in the Spring.
9/7/2016 2:29 PM
Mine always grows 5.5 feet with a ton of blooms. The color is violet not red like the picture.
Great big red beauty
(Winter haven, FL)
7/29/2015 2:04 PM
Awesome flower! A must have!
9/27/2014 8:24 PM
I have grown this one for years and it is one of my favorites! I will never do without this one. Tie this one up good.
(San Lorenzo, CA)
7/9/2013 12:25 PM
I was really looking forward to see Spartacus in full bloom, I was not disappointed.
A fabulous Dahlia
6/3/2013 11:28 AM
This wins a lot of exhibitions and took a best of show for me at the San Joaquin County Fair last year. It looks like rich red velvet as in the picture. Not a lot of flowers, but excellent for show.