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Dahlia ‘Pooh’

Dahlia 'Pooh'


A charming choice, ‘Pooh’ has orange-red petals with gold and lemon-colored petal-like sepals. Plant this dahlia toward the back in a border, where its small flowers on tall stalks will be sure to stand out. -Alastair Gunn, Dahlias that deliver, Fine Gardening issue #121

Noteworthy Characteristics3.5-inch-wide, orange and yellow flowers.

CareProvide full sun, except in the South, where some shade is preferred, and well-drained soil. Pinching off the first flower bud promotes a bushier plant. Use strong stakes, placing the first one into the hole at planting time. Deadhead regularly.

PropagationDivision in spring is preferred. Use a sharp knife to sever tubers ensuring that each division has at least one eye

ProblemsSlugs, snails, rabbits, earwigs, aphids.

  • Genus : Dahlia
  • Zones : 10, 11, 9
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Bloom Time : Early Fall, Early Summer, Fall, Late Summer, Summer
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Flower Color : Yellow
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