A bunch of blueberries are growing on a tree.

Hello Darlin’®

Vaccinium corymbosum ‘FL09-216’ PP35015

Developed by the University of Florida, our low chill varieties were bred to bring commercial berry power to your garden. Plant multiple varieties close to each other for increased fruit set.

Sunset Zones

4–9, 14–24

USDA Zones

0°F to 10°F USDA zones 7–9

This plant is suitable for your USDA Zone 7b

Hello Darlin’® Features

Plant Dimensions

3–4' H x 2–3' W

Landscape Use

Border, Container, Hedge, Mass planting, Privacy Planting, Woodland Garden

Plant Type


Growth Rate



Full sun

Special Feature

Attracts Pollinators, Disease / Pest Resistance, Heat Tolerance


Early/heavy fruiting variety

Flowering Season


Hello Darlin’® Plant Care

Water Needs

Medium Water Once Established


Fertilize yearly in early spring


In late winter, prune out dead or spindly branches


Well-drained acidic soil

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

Shop for your Sunset plants

Your zip code 23917 is located in Zone: 7b with a temperature range of: 5 to 10 °F.