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SMARTY PANTS - Item #185

Smarty Pants - Item #185

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Order August 1st for Spring 2021 Delivery

Product Description

SMARTY PANTS (BBFD) Introduced in 2001. Great in your garden or landscaping because of it's wonderful plant habit, the 3' bush is lush and compact with the much desired black foliage. Produces beautiful 4" dark red blooms that make a stunning contrast to the dark stems and leaves. This plant produces lots of blooms with enough stem length to cut and the foliage is gorgeous in arrangements. Early bloomer. Recommended as a cut flower.
 **This product ships in the spring.

Product Reviews

(3 Ratings, 3 Reviews) Average Rating:
The best red
Judy Sanders (Gallman, MS) 8/17/2018 8:37 AM
This is my first Smarty Pants and he was planted very late in this hot state. Strong grower, strong stems. I'm really writing this review to brag on his color. I'm picky about my reds. This is my perfect red. His photo should be used beside the definition of true red. And the bloom is lasting much longer on the plant than my other dahlias. I'm going to get some more ...
Wow, fast grower...
Joanne Podles (Douglas, MA) 11/30/2015 5:39 AM
This was one of the bonus dahlias I got with my order. And out of the 7 dahlias I grew last season, this one was up and growing in no time. Nice foliage and beautiful flowers with tight petals.
maggie mackintosh (Provo, UT) 8/4/2015 11:53 AM
I love this bloom. In my yard it is much darker but it is loaded with buds. I am very pleased.