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Mignon, Single-flowered Dahlia 'Sunshine'

Dahlia

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Sunshine
Hybridized by Jack
Registered or introduced: 1998
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Section:

Mignon

Single

Flower Size:

Miniature - up to 4 inches (100 mm) diameter

Bloom Color:

Yellow

Orange

Red, Dark Red

Blends

Bicolor

Pruning:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Foliage Color:

Burgundy

Bronze-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Arroyo Grande, California

Charlotte, North Carolina

Kalama, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
neutral
0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Oct 8, 2003, jcobwebs from Stratford, TX wrote:

Here in zone 6 we must dig the rhizomes each fall but we do get spectacular blooms, both in pots and in the ground. The shorter varieties work best for us here in the windy Texas Panhandle, but with support the tall ones do well and they all look lovely.

Neutral

On Aug 31, 2002, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

In warmer climates you maybe able to leave the tubers in the ground with heavy mulch. But for me in Zone 6 I have to dig the tubers before first frost.Clean and let dry good.Pack in dry peat and store in cool dry place.

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