Collarette Dahlia 'Pooh'


Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Pooh
Hybridized by Swan Island
Registered or introduced: 1998
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Flower Size:

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

Bloom Color:




Do not disbud


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)


12-15 in. (30-38 cm)




Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

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


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

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

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

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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


San Francisco, California

San Leandro, California

Deland, Florida

Atlanta, Georgia

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Columbus, Ohio

Perrysburg, Ohio

Toledo, Ohio

Cambridge, Vermont

Ferndale, Washington

Issaquah, Washington

Lakewood, Washington

Vancouver, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:


On Oct 14, 2013, wallflowers from Belfast, NY wrote:

This is a beautiful dahlia. If anyone is interested in trading tubers, I have peaches and cream 3-4 " flower diameter, yellow dinnerplate, deep red white tipped 4" , pink spatter with deep pink 3".
Sorry the names escape me.


On Sep 22, 2013, smcatl from Atlanta, GA wrote:

Our first year with Pooh. This rainy summer it has shot up to more than seven feet tall and has been blooming very steadily, a few blossoms at a time, since late July. Plant is quite strong. We'll see how it performs if we have our usual hot, drought-ridden Atlanta summer next year. But I have high hopes. Wonderful, cheery blooms.


On Jun 7, 2013, lancer23 from San Francisco, CA wrote:

With these wonderful cheery color the bloom doesn't stay long on the plant because people want to plug it. Its in a public area so what can you do. So I am not sure if this one put out a lot of bloom or not because no one can keep their hands off it. Its a fancy shape and looks not real doesn't it?


On Feb 21, 2007, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Its name makes me smile. Our dog, a little Westie, is called Pooh. He makes us smile everyday. So this Dahlia seems to me more cheerful than any other Dahlia. I've added it in my garden in 2008. In spite of a very rainy and cold season it has performed very well. I'm not disappointed at all. Lots of bright cheerful flowers on long sturdy stems, a nice sturdy habit and ditto tubers.

Grower: Swan Island Dalias (USA), 1998
Public Awards: Mainau-Dahlien-Königin (2002)