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  • "The Dahlia's I bought from you have been absolutely beautiful. Wish I had more room.""
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TED'S CHOICE - Item #280

Ted's Choice - Item #280

Item Number:
Rebuilding Stock; Available to order August 1, 2020 for Spring 2021 delivery

Product Description

TED'S CHOICE (BBFD) Introduced in 1989. This addition to the dark blend class is a glowing lavender with purple reverse blooms. The 5" blooms have good 3" depth and are held at a true 45 degree angle on stiff stems. Excels as a prolific cutflower also. Terrific tuber producer. Very attractive 4' bush. ADS has changed the classification to miniature, but we feel that it is a BB. Recommended as a cut flower. Should do well in exhibition.
 This product ships in the Spring.

Product Reviews

(4 Ratings, 4 Reviews) Average Rating:
Non-stop bloomer!
Susan Rodesky (Courtice, ON) 10/5/2018 10:13 PM
I am always looking for dahlias that perform well as cut flowers and this one certainly fit the bill. It's strong, robust plant continually pumped out tons of blooms that had great vase life. Highly recommended!
Early & wonderful
Wylie Ott (Vancouver, WA) 8/3/2017 12:53 PM
I'm a first-time dahlia grower. I planted 40 corms from Swan island. The first cluster of flowers is by Ted's Choice - gorgeous purple, typical dahlias. I love them!
Ted's Choice
Alexandra Kermode (Chagrin Falls, OH) 11/7/2012 8:03 AM
Really pretty purple that rebounded well after being knocked down by "neighbor kids". Significant number of flowers. I got my first bloom on Sept. 13th.
L. Megin (Wolcott, CT) 5/29/2012 2:01 PM
This is a favorite - very prolific, and keeps well in the vase. Long, sturdy stems, and easy to work with. Great color that holds well. Highly recommended.