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Ball Dahlia
Dahlia 'Robin Hood'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Robin Hood
Hybridized by Littlejohn
Registered or introduced: 1987
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Section:

Ball

Flower Size:

Small - 4 to 6 inches (100 to 150 mm) diameter

Bloom Color:

Orange

Pruning:

Disbud

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Foliage:

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Flowers are good for cutting

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Stanford, California

Maple Shade, New Jersey

Issaquah, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Oct 2, 2012, gabigrier from Maple Shade, NJ (Zone 7a) wrote:

Fantastic stems and a decent vase life. Great, consistant bloomer with very bright flowers, and started early for me to boot. Definitely a must for newbies and veterans alike -- it's almost too easy.

Positive

On Aug 29, 2005, doss from Stanford, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

Robin Hood is described as dk brn/or/y. My dahlias can be much more intense in color than the photos on the websites. They change color when you mulch with alfalfa. I don't know anything about this other than they change color - and this particular cultivar changed more than usual.