Dahlia 'Sunshine' in the Dahlias Database

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Data specific to Dahlias (Edit)
Form:Water Lily

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit:Herb/Forb
Life cycle:Perennial
Sun Requirements:Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness:Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone:Zone 10b
Plant Height:24 - 28 Inches
Leaves:Unusual foliage color
Flowers:Showy
Flower Color:Multi-Color: Yellow with red/orange
Bloom Size:3"-4"
Flower Time:Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Underground structures:Tuber
Uses:Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant:Bees
Butterflies
Resistances:Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds:Days to germinate: 7-21
Depth to plant seed: 1/4 inch
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods:Cuttings: Leaf
Division
Other: Propagate by taking cuttings of newly emerged shoots
Containers:Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Posted by lauribob (N Central Wash. - the dry side - Zone 5b) on Sep 25, 2017 12:25 PM

This is one of my favorite dahlias. It's not one of the giant types, so it doesn't need staking and does fine in a moderately windy location. It blooms prolifically if deadheaded regularly. The dark foliage is really striking against the yellow flowers and does well both in containers, and as a bedding plant. I feed these with diluted liquid fertilizer in containers. They just get what everyone else gets out in the flower beds - a spring topdressing of manure or compost. I rarely remember to lift them in the fall so I pretty much think of them as annuals in my zone 5 garden.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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