Big, bright daisies in an array of warm colors
Certain to become your favorite flower in the garden as well as the vase, ‘Sunny Reggae’ Dahlia is a gift that every gardener deserves. This collarette-stye Dahlia sets big, semi-double 3?-inch daisies in every shade of yellow, gold, orange, orange, and light red that you can imagine. And ‘Sunny Reggae’ Dahlia does it all on a compact plant you never have to stake.
‘Sunny Reggae’ Dahlia is an open-pollinated variety that pollinators will adore as much as you do. The tightly-packed, slender petals surround a frilly orange-amber cone, and often included a little ruff of short petals in another shade entirely. No two flowers will be just alike, creating instant interest in even a small bouquet or planting.
Winner of Europe’s highest award for seed—the Fleuroselect—’Sunny Reggae’ Dahlia has been praised for its ease of growth and its staying power as well as its undeniable beauty. The blooms begin in midsummer and will go right up to frost, often increasing in number and size in the cooler fall weather.
Some gardeners are wary of Dahlias because of the work involved with staking these weak-stemmed plants, but ‘Sunny Reggae’ Dahlia is so compact and self-branching that all you have to do is stand back and admire the blooms. ‘Sunny Reggae’ Dahlia reaches just 20 to 24 inches high and no more than 18 inches wide. Give ‘Sunny Reggae’ Dahlia sunshine (full in the north, part in the south and southwest), food, and any good garden soil, and ‘Sunny Reggae’ Dahlia will be happy.
Start ‘Sunny Reggae’ Dahlia seeds indoors about 6 to 8 weeks before the last anticipated frost, and set out ‘Sunny Reggae’ Dahlia when the soil has warmed in spring. Like all Dahlias from seed, ‘Sunny Reggae’ Dahlia will grow a tuber during the season, which you can dig up and store for replanting next spring. So although ‘Sunny Reggae’ Dahlia is hardy only in zones 8-10, this plant can bloom for years in your garden. Make a special place for this award-winning showstopper.
(P)Pkt of 50 seeds
Item Form:(P)?Pkt of 50 seeds
Zone:8 – 10
Bloom Start to End:Mid Summer – Late Fall
Seeds Per Pack:50
Plant Height:20 in – 24 in
Plant Width:12 in – 20 in
Bloom Size:3.25 in
Additional Characteristics:Award Winner,?Bloom First Year,?Butterfly Lovers,?Cut-and-Come-Again,?Double Blooms,?Flower,?Free Bloomer,?Long Bloomers,?Needs Deadheading
Bloom Color:Apricot,?Cream,?Dark Yellow,?Light Red,?Light Salmon,?Multi-Color,?Orange
Foliage Color:Dark Green
Light Requirements:Full Sun,?Part Shade
Moisture Requirements:Moist,? well-drained
Resistance:Disease Resistant,?Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance:Normal,? loamy
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