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WANNABEE - Item #193

Wannabee - Item #193 Sold Out

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Sold Out for Spring 2020

Product Description

WANNABEE (N) Introduced in 2004. A most unusual flower that just doesn't know what it wants to be. The 3" blooms are an unusual blending of mauve purple, turning golden orange on the center petals. Center petals are slightly lacinated, and as the blooms mature, they become fuzzy in appearance, much like the anemone style blooms. Produces nice stems for cutting on this 4' plants and is fun to arrange because of its unusual coloring and characteristics.
This product ships in the Spring.

Product Reviews

(11 Ratings, 6 Reviews) Average Rating:
Prolific Bloomer
Kathy (Swansea, MA) 7/28/2019 11:42 AM
First to bloom, and has been producing flowers nonstop ever since. Great colors.
Wannabee a super star
I called it Crazy Pants because it is just plain fun! It grew extremely well for me and next year I will be giving it more room to grow. My flower count was probably around 100. It's extremely flashy in the garden and commands attention.
Star Performer!
Gabrielle D (Spokane, WA) 8/19/2016 3:59 PM
This was my first dahlia to bloom this year and it is STUNNING! The picture is a little misleading as it looks pink but mine was more purple. Either way, gorgeous. I've cut at least a dozen so far and I have a dozen ready to bloom!
Sad disappointment
NSK (CLIFTON, NJ) 10/19/2014 1:47 PM
With only ONE bloom followed by half the plant dying, this one certainly was a disappointment in my garden this year. The bloom itself was dull in color, about 2" & only lasted on the plant for 3-4 days, tops. The section of plant where the bloom was died off and had to be removed. Hoping next year will be better for this one - had high hopes for it.
delicate and colourfull
Natasja Steensen (Copenhagen, ) 7/22/2014 4:02 AM
Simply love this flower and its beautiful display of colour nuance. it has grown big and rich with flowers. one of my absolut favorits