'Pooh' Collarette Dahlia Plants

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Shade Full Sun
Soil Good, Well Drained
Colour Red/Crimson
Type Pot Grown, Rooted Cutting, Tuber
Also Good Repeat Flowering
Flowering Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
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Dahlia Pooh

Pooh is a fun dahlia, with bright, uncomplicated and heart lifting red and yellow colours, like our favourite childhood bear's t-shirt and fur. Like its namesake, this dahlia will cheer you up with its uncompromising performance, flowering prolifically from July right through to the first frosts in November. Take a look at our other decorative dahlias here.

The blooms are about 10cm across, in a collarette shape, so there's a rich-golden central button, surrounded by small, bright, sunshine-yellow tubular petals, which hum boldly against a single circle of larger orange-red petals that are dipped in a honey colour at the edges. The overall effect is open, colourful and upbeat.

The foliage and stems are a rich green. It's a medium-sized beauty, growing to 75-90cm tall.

Growing tips

Pooh will thrive in a sunny south or west-facing border, ideally towards the middle or back, where he will provide a colourful foil to other late-summer perennials, or grasses. The upward-pointing faces of a yellow helenium look lovely with Pooh, as does a floaty haze of Foeniculum vulgare.
Try combining it with other dahlias in hot colours, such as the deep red pompom Nescio, or crimson Berger's Record, planted in bold drifts.

In a pot, Pooh is hard to beat when planted with soft grasses such as Pennisetum vilosum or Stipa tenuissima: the tactile flower heads make an ideal counterpoint to Pooh's charms.

In late spring/early summer, stake your dahlias to avoid flopping and snapped stems later. Use stakes that are about 60cm tall and Pooh's foliage will soon grow to hide them.

Features

  • Colour: red with yellow centres
  • Flower size: 5-10cm
  • Type: collarette dahlia
  • Cutting: yes
  • Height/spread: 90cm x 45cm
  • Flowering: July to November
  • Planting months: end Feb to July

Fun fact

There are more than 20,000 cultivars of dahlia. Why so many? Dahlias are octoploids, which means they have eight sets of chromosomes, i.e. four times the usual number, which gives them a natural advantage in diversity.

Pooh Bear's colour scheme also matches SuperTed's uniform, and Paddington Bear when he gets home and takes off his jacket, but still has his hat on.

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Bareroot planting is best done between October and April
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