Dahlia Hybrids From Proven Winners

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Happy® Single First Love™
Dahlia hybrid

I must tell you about these Dahlia hybrids from Proven Winners. There are some things that I have grown that scream for me to share and this is one of them. It bloomed all season with each bloom lasting an unusually long time. I was so impressed. You’ll have to dig up the tubers and store them in a dry place for the winter. I normally don’t care for so much maintenance but this is worth it. I had to sell these beauties with my last home and rest assured I’ll be buying more. Please enjoy the show. All pictures are from Proven Winners Plants.


Happy® Single Date™
Dahlia hybrid


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Dahlia hybrid


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Dahlia hybrid


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Dahlia hybrid


Happy® Single Romeo™
Dahlia hybrid

I do not work for Proven Winners Plants but they do send me a few to trial most every year. I worked for a Proven Winners nursery for 5 years and have grown to love these plants as great performers in my garden. You can search their site for ideas and new cultivars. They are plant propagators and do not sell plants from their site. You will have to find a Proven Winners nursery in your area. Their site will assist you with that search. I live in NC, zone 7. I purchased these plants last year from The Briar Patch Garden Center and Sweet Peas last year. They are located in Winston Salem, NC,

Growing Tips
Dahlias form tubers and these tubers can be stored for replanting in the spring. To dig and store tubers follow these directions. First, allow frost to kill the top of the plant then cut back the stems and dig the tubers. Wash off any soil and then allow the tubers to dry. Wrap dry tubers in newspapers or pack them in peat moss. Label each tuber or group of tubers so you know what they are come spring. Store tubers in a dark, cool (35 to 45 F) place. Do not allow tubers to freeze. Deadheading will encourage additional blooming.Exposure
Sun or partial sun



Hardy Temp
15°F (-9°C)

Use in beds and containers

Decorative dark foliage yields dazzling flowers with a dark center all season

Awards Won
2007 – Leader of the Pack Summer
North Carolina State, JC Raultson Arboretum
2007 – Leader of the Pack Late Season
North Carolina State, JC Raultson Arboretum

Legal Details
Happy® Single Romeo™ ‘HS Romeo’ US PPAF; Can. PBR 2956

21 Comments Add yours

  1. Karen says:

    I just purchased some hybrid dahlias from Walmart at $3.50 a pop. My question is will they come back after even after a cold snap. I live in Raleigh, North Carolina. I want to know if they’re worth keeping or not. ALSO, I bought some Dahlia seeds and on the packaging is says perennials. So are Dahlia perennial or an annual????

    HELP ME PLEASE!!!!!!
    It’s not an easy answer. I’m glad you stopped by. You have to know what type you have and then do an internet search. I have some that stay in the ground and well….some I’m suppose to dig up but don’t. They do make it sometimes.

    And…you live in one of those iffey areas. I know two fantastic gardeners who live your way. They have more experience than I and will answer this question asap. You will love their blogs too.
    Cameron @ Defining Your Home
    Helen @ Gardening With Confidence

    I feel more comfortable if you get an opinion of Dahlias from someone right in your backyard. Thanks for stopping by.


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