Dahlietta Tessy Dahlia (pack of 6)

Dahlietta Tessy Dahlia (pack of 6)

This Easy-to-Grow Variety Blooms All Summer Long

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Buy 3+ at $24.95 ea
Buy 3+ at $24.95 ea

We like to think of this dahlia as offering the best of both worlds. It's got the bright, beautiful, long-lasting blooms you associate with those big dinner-plate dahlia varieties: long-lasting after cutting and beautifully formed. But these flowers are smaller, so you also get many, many more of them. And the plant habit is compact and lush, so you can use Tessy as a bedding annual without fooling with support hoops and all that. You can even put this neat little annual into containers and enjoy it on the patio and deck!

Ships as 6 (3.5") plantsAs the name suggests, the Dahlietta™ series is a smaller dahlia, best suited to low maintenance bedding and sunny containers. We sometimes think of them as "the dahlia for gardeners who don't grow dahlias," because they really do make this plant a good choice for those of us who do not grow dahlias for exhibition purposes. No giant blooms; just plenty of moderate-sized, bright, long-lasting scarlet daisies for any sunny spot!

Tessy reaches just 8 to 10 inches high and spreads about 12 to 14 inches wide, just right for popping a single plant into a 6-inch pot or arraying several together in a larger planter, among other flowering annuals or foliage plants. Tessy also makes a good foreground planting to taller annuals in the bed, its bushy habit filling in bare spots nicely and its blooms creating a ribbon of brightest red to draw the eye!

And since we're discussing using Tessy in the annual bed, it's worth pointing out some features of dahlias that aren't always mentioned: they are very deer-resistant, and their yellow eye is full of nectar that hummingbirds find irresistible! We're so accustomed to thinking of dahlia as a cutting plant that we forget how good it is in the garden, among other plants and pollinators!

Just give Tessy rich, well-drained soil in full sun to light shade (only in the warmest climates), feed and water regularly all season, and cut or deadhead the blooms promptly to bring on new buds. You will enjoy months of color all over the garden and in your best containers! Pack of 6 plants.

Superior Quality - Hand Grown To Perfection!


Each plant is grown to perfection and ready to take off in your garden or in your best containers; they are the absolute best quality annuals anywhere. Our wide selection includes high quality heirloom tomatoes, compact patio vegetables, exclusive combination plantings, trailing Petunias, Calibrachoas, flowering vines, and foliage plants

Exclusive Growing Media Produces Vigorous Growth

Our special blend creates the ideal density and balance of pH levels for best root development and water retention. This encourages quicker rooting, better branching, and more vigorous growth. gives them the head start they need to grow their best!

State of the Art Environmental Controls

Our greenhouses offer state-of-the-art environmental controls to ensure the health and vitality of your plants. Each plant is hand-grown and inspected by industry professionals. We’ve been growing superior plants for many decades, and we treat each with care. Regular monitoring and good old-fashioned attention to detail make Park plants far better cared for than the mass-produced trays you might find elsewhere.

Delivered in Biodegradable Elle Pots


Our 6-packs of annual plants are grown in biodegradable Elle Pots. These fabric sleeves allow air, water, and even plant roots to penetrate. The result is terrific aeration, less soil compaction, and superior root growth. Plants grown from cuttings in Elle Pots establish much more quickly, stay healthier during growth and shipping, and transplant easily into your garden or container. Each Elle Pot is approximately 2 inches long, 2 ½ inches wide, and 3 inches deep. When you order a 6-pack, you receive six Elle Pots in a unit 7 inches long, 5 inches wide, and 3 inches deep.

Garden Fresh Express Shipping at No Extra Charge

When it’s time for your plants to make their journey from our greenhouses to your doorstep, we take no chances with their health. Every plant receives Express (2-day) shipping at the more economical standard shipping rates, so that it arrives promptly, without enduring delays along the way.

Park’s Famous Guarantee


Mother Nature offers no guarantees, but we at Park Seed sure do! Here is our unequivocal guarantee and how to use it. All Park Seed products are guaranteed to be high quality, true to type, shipped properly, and to perform as advertised. If you plant has received our recommended care and doesn’t perform to your satisfaction, notify us and we will replace it free of charge or provide the cost of the product as credit toward a future purchase. If any plant was damaged in shipping, please notify us immediately at 800-845-3369.

If any annual plant does not meet your standards, contact us at 800-845-3369 within 14 days of receipt. It’s that simple.