Dahlia Park Record
Being a shorter Cactus Dahlia Park Record works really well in a container or near to the front of the flower border. Dahlia Park Record grows to 60cm in height with orange to pink coloured spikey flowers held sturdily above the foliage. Often described as semi-cactus.
As with most dahlia plants it flowers freely if deadheaded regularly. Dahlia Park Record should be planted in sunny sheltered locations in free draining humus rich soils. Incorporating well-rotted manure or compost is beneficial. On heavier soils incorporate sand and/or grit and compost to aid drainage. Plant tubers outside from April onwards or for earlier flowers plant in pots in a greenhouse or conservatory in March. Protect fresh growth from late frosts.
Taller varieties may need extra support with canes and twine. Dahlia plants will flower from July right through to the first frosts. Dahlia tubers need frost protection during the winter. In warmer drier gardens it is possible to leave them in the ground otherwise lift the Dahlia tubers and store them somewhere dry and frost free.