Informal Decorative Dahlia
Dahlia 'Zorro'

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

Decorative

Flower Size:

Giant - over 10 inches (250 mm) diameter

Bloom Color:

Red, Dark Red

Pruning:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

8.6 to 9.0 (strongly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Corvallis, Oregon

Menasha, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
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neutral
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RatingContent
Neutral

On Sep 8, 2007, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

Awarded the ADS, Derrill W. Hart medal, Lynn B. Dudley medal and the Stanley Johnson medal.

Positive

On Nov 21, 2005, ineedacupoftea from Denver, CO wrote:

Superb and dominating flower. Deep color that does not fade in the heat. A nice texture to the foliage as well. Strong, tall stems. Excellent.