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Dahlia 'Dark Sun'

Common Name:
Plant Type:
Tuberous perennial
Asteraceae (The Sunflower Family)
Geographic Origin:
Central America
California Native?:
Plant Size:
5-6 feet
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Summer and fall
Flower Color:
Light orange
Sun or light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15 degrees F. or less
Large leaves are dark reddish purple on this dahlia selection; single flowers are a luminous soft salmon orange and are abundant in summer and fall. Reaching 5-6 feet in height, these plants do not need staking. Of easy culture but will grow and bloom best in a sunny site with rich, reasonably well drained soil and regular watering while in growth and bloom. Root-hardy despite freezes of 15 degrees F or less, though fairly tender above ground.