Dahlia 'Tropic Sun' in the Dahlias Database

Data specific to Dahlias (Edit)
Size: Small (BB): over 4 to 6 inches in diameter.
Form: Semi-Cactus (SC)
Color: Orange (OR)
Year Introduced: 1998
Country of Origin: United States
Hybridizer or Originator: Gitts, N
ADS Classification Code: 3203

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)
Plant Height: 4 to 5' bush
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Other: a soft orange
Flower Time: Late summer or early fall
Fall
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Cut Flower
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Will not come true from seed
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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Comments:
Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Nov 10, 2011 11:52 PM

Introduced in 1998.

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