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Deputy Bob - Item #332

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Order August 1st for Spring 2021 Delivery
This Item Ships in the Spring

Product Description

DEPUTY BOB (MFD) Introduced in 2015.  Named for a family member who serves the public, this bright 4" flame orange flower is a delight to use in arrangements. Nice pop of color in your garden, and good stems to cut on a 3 1/2' plant. Should do well in exhibition.

**This product ships in the Spring.

Product Reviews

(6 Ratings, 3 Reviews) Average Rating:
Not orange for me
Meredith Lynch (Boise, ID) 1/4/2020 10:15 AM
This was a great producer. Relatively prolific. My problem with it was that it was red in my garden with an orange undertone, so it was really neither red nor orange. Similar in color to lollipop, but not as vibrant. It was hard to use in bouquets because of its color. I was so shocked when I visited Swan Island dahlias and saw their orange deputy Bob. It was a lovely form, but a difficult color in my garden.
Beautiful plant, unexpected color
Megan B. (Connecticut ) 7/25/2019 2:53 PM
This is my second season growing deputy bob. As I purchased this dahlia as a part of the late season sale in 2018 it was not in the ground long enough to produce blooms during it's first year but did grow into a beautiful plant. This year the foliage has been both stunning and plentiful. The leaves being a much deeper green than most of the 30+ dahlias I grow. Healthy and vigorous it stands a solid 3ft high and has already produced multiple blooms with more than a half dozen still in bud form waiting for their time to shine. The lone thing preventing me from giving it 5 stars is the color. It's tomato red. A vibrant and eye catching shade to be sure but far from the "flame orange" provided in the initial description.
Deputy Bob
Margie Cole (Monticello, FL) 12/12/2018 11:23 AM
True orange color, good stems. Not a lot of blooms but worth growing just for the very dark gorgeous foliage!