Bright, saucy, and cheerful in shades of pinks and orange, 'Totally Tangerine' Dahlias are an essential addition to the summer garden. They bloom profusely with anemone-type flowers, featuring orange petals with rose pink backsides that surround a dark orange pincushion center. The open flowers are a delight for pollinators and cut flower arrangements, blooming from summer through to frost.
'Totally Tangerine' Dahlia is an essential choice for a pollinator-friendly garden. Its bright flowers in shades of pink and peach bloom prolifically all summer until frost. A mid-height Dahlia, 'Totally Tangerine' looks nice with other Dahlias of all types. Flowering steadily all summer long, they harmonize with all of summer’s flowers, including Agastache, Monarda, Gaura, and wildflowers. Excellent cut flowers – the more you cut, the more it blooms. Dahlias need a full sun location in compost enriched, well-drained soil. They are heavy feeders so before planting add an organic fertilizer to the soil as well. It is hardy in zones 8-10; grow as an annual in cooler zones or dig and store tubers over the winter to re-plant in spring.
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California
Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Easy To Grow, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers
8, 9, 10
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Spring / Summer
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Summer Blooming Bulbs, including popular varieties such as gladiolus and dahlias, are planted in the spring and bloom in the summer. Most of these bulbs are tropical and require warm weather to be planted. There must not be any danger of frost and your ground temperature must have reached 55 degrees Fahrenheit before planting. Many
of our summer blooming bulbs can be planted as perennials in zones 9-10 (zone 8 if mulched), but should be treated as annuals in cooler climates. You can lift them and store them in the fall, or bring patio pots inside before frost. See page 15 of our Planting Guide for a bulb depth planting illustration. Read our article about How To Grow Dahlias.
Growing Dahlias: Plant Dahlia tubers after spring frosts in good garden soil with full sun. Dahlias must be protected from high winds, so we suggest you position them against a wall or be ready to stake them. Keep the plants well-watered and free of bugs, applying flower fertilizer as they grow. Your dahlias will be in full bloom by July or August, with the enormous flowers continuing to bloom until frost. As frost threatens, pull up the roots and trim off the stems. You can store the tubers in a cool dry place until the following spring.
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