We can't help thinking that whoever named this cutie was thinking of candy Smarties at the time. Sweet and adorable, they're picture perfect and we dare you not to smile when you see it in full bloom. No two are alike!
Originating from Mexico and Guatemala, these were the flowers of Inca kings and despite their royal origins Dahlias are amongst the easiest plants to grow in the garden. They are a wonderful source of cut flowers and will provide a veritable cornucopia of colourful blooms for your bouquets from mid summer until the first frost. Hardy as they are, Dahlias are susceptible to cold so be careful not to plant them too early and be sure to dig them up and store them in a frost-free place before old Jack Frost comes calling!
Watch the Botanus Garden Club video about planting some Twinning's Smartie Dahlias in a container!