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Dahlia 'Night Fire'

Common Name:
Dahlia
Plant Type:
Tuberous perennial
Family:
Asteraceae (The Sunflower Family)
Geographic Origin:
Central America
California Native?:
No
Plant Size:
3-5 feet
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Summer and fall
Flower Color:
Violet
Exposure:
Sun or light shade
Soils:
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 15 degrees F. or less
Dark green leaves are the backdrop for the single, bright violet flowers with vivid red centers that appear in abundance 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 to moderate watering while in growth and bloom. Root-hardy despite freezes of 15 degrees F or less, though fairly tender above ground.