Sunshine Dahlia

Dahlia ‘Sunshine’ blooms with a profusion of bright sunshine-yellow, red-centered flowers held over dark, nearly black foliage. These nectar rich flowers are a favorite of butterflies.
Zones8 - 10
Advantages
Easy To Grow
Attract Butterflies
Attract Hummingbirds
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Containers
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Plant Size24-28" tall
Bulb Spacing1 bulb / tuber per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeMid summer until frost
ShippingNow shipping to zones 2-10.
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SizeBag of 3
SKUHC008660

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Dahlia ‘Sunshine’ blooms with a profusion of bright sunshine-yellow, red-centered flowers held over dark, nearly black foliage. These nectar rich flowers are a favorite of butterflies. Cold hardy in zones 8-10. In colder zones lift the bulbs in fall and store in a cool place over the winter.
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SKUHC008660
Discount Tags
B2G1
Common Name
Sunshine Dahlia
Botanical Name
Dahlia
Item Package Size
Bag of 3
Flower Color
Yellow
Foliage
Bronze foliage.
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Bloom Time
Mid summer until frost
Mature Height
24-28" tall
Bulb Spacing
1 bulb / tuber per sq. ft.
Planting Depth
Bulbs/Tubers should be planted 1" to 2" below the soil line.
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Acidic Soil
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Advantages
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers
Additional Information
Can be grown as annuals in zones 3-7. Hardy in zones 8 – 10.
Zones
8, 9, 10
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Item Unit Of Measure
Bulb
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Tubers and leaves are toxic if eaten in large amounts.
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Ships To Canada
No
Planting Guides

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.


View more Planting Guides, or download our complete Planting Guide for tips on caring for your plants when you receive your order, as well as planting instructions for Perennials, Spring-Planted Bulbs, Fall-Planted Bulbs, Cacti & Succulents, Xeric Plants and more.
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