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  • semi-cactus dahlia tuber
  • Eventual height: 0.9m
  • Eventual spread: 0.45m

Dahlia 'Park Record'

semi-cactus dahlia tuber

£3.99
Pot size 1 tuber
1 tuber
3 tubers
Quantity
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: half hardy (may need winter protection)

    The colouring of this semi-cactus dahlia is sublime. The base of the rolled 'petals' is golden yellow, but they are infused with apricot-orange, which becomes more pronounced towards the outer edges and tips. It's a showy dahlia that will add a bit of pizzazz to late summer borders.

  • Garden care: Dahlia tubers can be planted outside after frost, or started off in pots under glass in late winter to early spring. Plant them horizontally approximately 12cm deep, making sure the ‘eyes’ are uppermost. Allow enough room between each tuber so the plants can grow and spread to their full size without being over-crowded. While in growth, provide a high-nitrogen liquid feed each week in June, then a high-potash fertiliser each week from July to September. Stake with canes or brushwood if it becomes necessary. In mild areas, leave them in situ over winter, but protect the crown with a generous layer of dry mulch. In colder areas, carefully lift and clean the tubers once the first frosts have blackened the foliage and allow them to dry naturally indoors. Then place the dry tubers in a shallow tray, just covered with slightly moist potting compost, sand or vermiculite and store in a frost-free place until planting out again.
  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs
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