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botanical name:
Dahlia 'Moonfire'
Dahlia 'Moonfire' © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  Dahlia 'Sunshine'
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.60m
width: 0.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: bronze
flower colour: orange
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
description:
Very dark, purple-bronze foliage contrasts with the glowing pale apricot-orange, single flowers flushed red from the centres. Excellent bedding variety.

cultivation:
Moist, but not waterlogged, fertile medium to heavy loam, preferably neutral or very slightly acid. Sunny position. In cool areas, lift tubers in late autumn and overwinter in a frost-free place.

propagation:
By cuttings taken in spring.

other notes:
RHS AGM
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