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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
Very dark, purple-bronze foliage contrasts with the glowing pale apricot-orange, single flowers flushed red from the centres. Excellent bedding variety.

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.

By cuttings taken in spring.

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