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SUMMER'S END - Item #219

Summer's End - Item #219

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Order August 1st for Spring 2021 Delivery

Product Description

SUMMER'S END (BBWL) Introduced in 1994. Customers are always asking for more waterlily dahlias and we feel this is one of the best available anywhere. The 5" soft peach blossoms blend to yellow in the center making an attractive combination. The 4' plant produces good long stems for cutting and arranging. This variety will make an excellent competitor in the waterlily class. 1993 Derrill Hart Award winner. Produces small tubers. Recommended as a cut flower. Should do well in exhibition.

1993 Derrill W. Hart Award Winner! Summer's End received this award from the American Dahlia Society for the highest scoring waterlily form for new hybrids sent to the North American Trial Gardens in the summer of 1993.  
 **This product ships in the spring.

Product Reviews

(4 Ratings, 3 Reviews) Average Rating:
Jennifer Sheridan (Port Angeles, WA) 11/5/2017 1:22 PM
At first I was not overly impressed with this flower, but as the weather has cooled, I'm liking it much better as the colors are more varied on the petal. As I planted very late and it bloomed very late, I'll have to wait until next year when I grow it again to see what the colors look like at the height of the summer in more heat and light. Mine didn't bloom til Sept 30. Now that the cold weather is setting in it is getting very beautiful of course. Nice long strong stems and lovely coloring in the petals. I have a number of blooms still on the plant. Some of the blooms lasted very well cut, but not all, I don't know why.
One of my favorites for several years.
Melissa Hunter (Calhoun, GA) 9/27/2014 8:29 PM
This one has performed very well for me this year with lots of good blooms for cutting. I am afraid to divide and share it though because I have lost it more than once. Not sure why but maybe because the tubers are so small.
Lee Miller (Stockton, CA) 11/28/2013 10:10 PM
This could be named summer's beginning as mine started blooming early and never quit. Nice color to match boogie nites or other purples and very good stems for cutting.