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PlantFiles: Informal Decorative Dahlia
Dahlia 'Zorro'

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Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Zorro
Hybridized by Geisert; Year of Registration or Introduction: 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:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Flowers are good for cutting

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

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral mystic 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 ineedacupoftea 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.

Regional...

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

Adair Village, Oregon
Menasha, Wisconsin



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