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Dahlia 'Aztec Sunshine'

Common Name:
Dahlia
Plant Type:
Tuberous perennial
Family:
Asteraceae (The Sunflower Family)
Geographic Origin:
Central America
California Native?:
No
Plant Size:
5 feet high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Summer and fall
Flower Color:
Yellow
Exposure:
Sun or light shade
Soils:
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15 degrees F. or less
Finely cut leaves are deep green and set on black stems; masses of vivid single yellow flowers are held on erect stems in summer and fall. Reaching 5 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.