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Dahlia coccinea hybrid--Shades of Orange

Common Name:
Dahlia
Plant Type:
Tuberous perennial
Family:
Asteraceae (The Sunflower Family)
Geographic Origin:
Central America
California Native?:
No
Plant Size:
3-5 feet high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Summer and fall
Flower Color:
Orange
Exposure:
Sun or light shade
Soils:
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15 degrees F. or less
Leaves on this seed strain are medium to deep green, with occasional purple leaf seedlings. Single flowers are in shades of orange--pale apricot to vivid burnt orange; these flowers appear throughout summer and fall on stems that can reach 5 feet. Staking is not necessary, flowering is abundant.