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Semi-Cactus Dahlia Tahiti Sunrise

Semi Cactus Dahlia Tahiti Sunrise is a vibrant, colorful variety with petals that progress from yellow to red to purple. Plant this in the center of the garden - it is sure to steal the show!

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Details:

Height: 30" tall
Bulb Spacing: 1 bulb / tuber per sq. ft.
Bloom Time: Mid summer until frost
Zones: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 31DAHL3
Common Name Semi-Cactus Dahlia
Botanical Name Dahlia
Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Pink, Yellow
Estimated Mature Height 30" tall
Bulb Spacing 1 bulb / tuber per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Bulbs/Tubers should be planted 1" to 2" below the soil line.
Bloom Time Mid summer until frost
Plant Type/Life Cycle Annual
Flower Size Up to 6 inch flowers
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Containers, Cut Flowers, Borders, Showy Flowers, Extended Blooms, Easy to Grow
Additional Information Hardy in zones 8-10
Ships to Canada No
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Description
Each petal begins in an emerald green center, goes to sunny yellow, and then proceeds into deep red, which is then finished with petal tips in bright purple! The whole arrangement is a color wheel that adds even more drama to the garden.

Why Gardeners love Dahlias (See combination photo below.) Dahlias are one of the most rewarding summer flowers of all. They're really easy to grow with spectacular results. If you know them, you know all about it. If you don't, here is the information you need. Prepare to become 'hooked.'

First of all, Dahlias are great for cutting, as you can see in the large top photo of an arrangement showing a lavish deep red dahlia right next to a large, voluptuous rose.

Dahlias are native to Mexico, but there's about as much resemblance between the original and the Dutch hybrids as there is between an old toy car and a brand new Mercedes. Dahlias for today's gardeners offer a really big gardening treat.

The 'bulbs' are actually tubers, and look a lot like peony roots--sort of like a bunch of carrots. The plants grow quickly and some grow quite tall, always with lush deep green foliage.

Types of Dahlias.

'Cactus Dahlias' are the ones with the cactus-like blooms, often in super-bright bi-colors, always with the rolled, pointed petals. Like other groups, Cactus Dahlias can be of various heights, as long as they have 'cactus' flowers.

Growing Dahlias: All the gardener needs to do is plant the tubers after spring frosts in good garden soil with full sun. It's best to position them against a wall or be ready to stake them, since they are brittle, and must be protected from high winds. (If you've grown perennial Delphiniums, the plant size and growth is similar, but success with Dahlias is much easier.) Keep them free of bugs, well-watered, and well-fertilized as they grow, and your dahlias will begin to set buds by midsummer and be in full bloom, usually during July or August. Then the huge flowers keep coming until frost.

When frost threatens, just pull the roots up, cut off the stems, and store the tubers until the following spring. Each fall, you'll be amazed how the 'bulbs' have multiplied during the summer, giving you more and more to divide and enjoy the next year.

One expert has said, 'Never have so many gardeners received so much for so little work, as when they grow dahlias.''

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Reviews

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  • Accurate instructions (5)
  • Attractive (5)
  • Healthy (5)
  • Hardy (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden (6)
    • Outdoors (5)
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      • Avid gardener (8)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (6)

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    5.0

    Love these flowers

    By Kelli the garden girl

    from Colleyville, TX

    Comments about American Meadows Semi-Cactus Dahlia Tahiti Sunrise:

    These plants bring great color and height to your garden.
    Blooms well all summer and into early fall. (Late October in Dallas and mine are still blooming.)
    Low maintenance. (water and they are ready to go....)
    Best to place stake just after planting to prevent injury of tuber once blooms become heavy.

     
    5.0

    absolutely gorgeous!

    By sunny

    from hardy, ar

    About Me Avid Gardener, Casual Hobbyist, Plant Lover

    Pros

    • Long Bloom Time
    • Low Maintenance
    • Pest Resistant
    • Reliable Growth
    • Unique
    • Vivid Colors

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cut Flowers
      • Focal Point
      • Large Areas

      Comments about American Meadows Semi-Cactus Dahlia Tahiti Sunrise:

      great customer service response and very timely delivery

       
      5.0

      Gorgeous!

      By Jackie

      from Silver Spring, MD

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Large Bulb Size
      • Low Maintenance
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

      • Slow Growth

      Best Uses

      • Border Control
      • Cut Flowers
      • Large Areas
      • Raised Beds

      Comments about American Meadows Semi-Cactus Dahlia Tahiti Sunrise:

      These are absolutely gorgeous and add such dimension to my garden. They do very well in complete sunlight and they also do well in drought conditions and extreme heat (90 degrees plus and humid where I live for almost 2 straight months). They do take a while to grow, however.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Beautiful and easy to grow

      By Jill

      from Cleveland, Ohio

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Pros

      • Accurate Instructions
      • Attractive
      • Fragrant
      • Healthy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors

        Comments about American Meadows Semi-Cactus Dahlia Tahiti Sunrise:

        This dahlia was actually more beautiful than the photo. The flowers my bulbs produced were a lighter pink on the tips and a soft yellow at the core producing a soft glowing look. The two bulbs I received were large and healthy and produced large healthy plants. They were easy to grow - all I had to do was plant and water.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Exciting new choice for us dahlia lovers

        By bluekow[@]

        from northern new york

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive
        • Hardy
        • Healthy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Outdoors
          • Patio

          Comments about American Meadows Semi-Cactus Dahlia Tahiti Sunrise:

          this product arrived in great health as do all your items growing season hasn't started yet here

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Was beautiful in Fort Worth.

          By Heinz57

          from Fort Worth Texas

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions

          Cons

          • Flimsy

          Best Uses

          • Garden

          Comments about American Meadows Semi-Cactus Dahlia Tahiti Sunrise:

          It grew to four feet. Beautiful blooms.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Tahiti sunrise

          By Gardendiva

          from Riverside Ca

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Healthy

          Cons

          • Difficult To Store

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Outdoors
          • Patio

          Comments about American Meadows Semi-Cactus Dahlia Tahiti Sunrise:

          Item was sent in time to plant for my area.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Yes and product was in good health. I have recieved things from other companies that were not healthy.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
           
          5.0

          Another Great Dahlia

          By Frank85

          from Laurel,NY

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Pros

          • Accurate Instructions
          • Attractive
          • Hardy
          • Healthy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Garden
            • Indoors
            • Outdoors

            Comments about American Meadows Semi-Cactus Dahlia Tahiti Sunrise:

            Like all the dinnerplate dahlias from you. Another great one.

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            • Personal
             
            5.0

            Gorgeous flower. Great in any landscape

            By Dipolar

            from Jo Daviess County, IL

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Healthy
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden
              • Outdoors
              • Pool Area

              Comments about American Meadows Semi-Cactus Dahlia Tahiti Sunrise:

              This flower is more than worth the effort to dig and store in the fall.

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              • Personal

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              Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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              Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
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