Dahlia 'Sunny' in the Dahlias Database

Data specific to Dahlias (Edit)
Size: Large (A): over 8 to 10 inches in diameter.
Form: Formal Decorative (FD)
Informal Decorative (ID)
Color: Yellow (Y)
Year Introduced: 2002
Country of Origin: United States
Hybridizer or Originator: Gitts, N
ADS Classification Code: 1102

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)
Flowers: Showy
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

Photo courtesy of Swan Island Dahlias. Used with permission.

Dahlias:  Dos And Don'tsDahlias: Dos And Don'ts
October 1, 2015

My love for dahlias got off to a really slow start. I much preferred soil beneath my fingernails than for those same nails to be blackened by bruises from driving dahlia stakes into the ground. And the truth was, dahlias had no other purpose on earth than to stand around looking totally tall and beautiful. I liked plants that had a reason for being, like tomatoes. Now there was a plant worth growing even if it did need to be staked.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Staking Dahlias by MargieNY Mar 5, 2018 10:40 AM 56
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If you were to choose just 3 of your Favorite, what would they be? by islander Jun 4, 2017 8:33 AM 17
Get ready, set, START! by CLC70 Jun 11, 2017 8:29 PM 168
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Need help by telkins200 Jun 16, 2016 9:35 AM 11
How Are Your Dahlias Doing/Growing? by kousa Sep 21, 2016 7:27 AM 251
Who has ordered dahlias for 2016? by pirl May 25, 2016 6:15 AM 118
Lets introduce ourselves 2016 by mandolls May 7, 2016 12:48 PM 137
Getting ready for 2016 Dahlia season by mandolls Jun 11, 2016 4:36 AM 504
The party's over (in Michigan) by frankrichards16 Oct 25, 2015 11:02 AM 32
Dahlia sellers/traders on ATP by scflowers Dec 21, 2015 6:24 AM 39
Hello! Absolutely New Dahlia Addict Introducing Herself.... by LizinElizabeth Apr 16, 2016 10:00 AM 40
Dahlia Season 2015 - really kicking in now! by mandolls Jan 12, 2016 9:50 AM 183
Planted our Dahlias this evening! by riverman123 May 15, 2015 9:19 AM 21
Dahlia Startup Spring 2015 by Oberon46 Jun 1, 2015 5:42 PM 88
starter suggestions by Lavanda Mar 9, 2014 1:06 PM 30

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