Dahlia 'Park Princess' - TuberDahlia sp 'Park Princess'
For a sunny summer garden
Dahlia 'Park Princess' is perfect for your patio and border. Due to the low, compact growth and the stunning richness of pink flowers, the dahlia 'Park Princess' will look magnificent in flower planters. Patio dahlias will decorate your garden, patio or decking until late in the autumn. They are exquisite for your garden!Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreIn spring you can start planting the dahlia tubers. Dahlias are sensitive to frost, so do watch out for late night frost. From late April to mid-May it is a good period to plant dahlias in open ground. Make a sufficiently large enough plant hole and fill it with fertile soil. Carefully place the tubers in the plant hole and cover with 3-5 cm soil. Place the tubers of the patio dahlia 'Park Princess' approximately 30 cm apart. Press the soil gently and water immediately. Dahlias will have the richest bloom in full sun.
Forcing dahlias to bloom earlyIt is possible to get dahlia tubers to bloom extra early. Place them in moist peat dust from spring, at 15-20° C. When shoots appear, you can pot them in potting compost. Allow the dahlias to get used to the outdoor temperature in early May and plant them outdoors in open ground or in a flowerpot from mid-May.
Show moreIf you add fertiliser each month, your patio dahlia 'Park Princess' will continue to flower until the first night frost. Deadhead spent flowers, for a good autumn rebloom. Make sure the soil does not dry out during dry periods.
Overwintering dahliasOverwintering dahlia tubers is very easy. Uproot the plants after the first night frost. Cut off all stems 15 cm above the tuber. Attach a label with the dahlia name to the tuber. In this way you will know which dahlia it is next spring. Shake the soil from the tubers and place the dahlias in a box with peat dust or sharp sand. Store the dahlia tubers in a frost-free room. Next spring you will be able to plant them again, and they will reward you with magnificent flowers.
Show moreThis relatively small yet highly versatile genus originates for the most part from Central America. Throughout the world it has been cross-fertilized and selected, resulting in many thousands of cultivars. They vary dramatically in height, flower colours, flower sizes and flower shapes! As a result, the dahlia cultivars have been subdivided into different flower shape groups. Dahlia 'Park Princess' has been classified under the Cactus group.
Dahlia 'Park Princess' is a low growing dahlia, and is also referred to as a patio dahlia. These are perfect in pots and borders.
Dahlia is included in the aster family of the composite flowers (Asteraceae or Compositae).
Dahlias as cut flowersThe patio dahlia 'Park Princess' is an excellent cut flower that can be kept in a vase for a long time. The best time to cut dahlias is early in the day. Immediately place the stems in a large vase filled with lukewarm water containing cut flower nutrition.
All dahlias are good as a cutting flower. As a result, they are highly suitable for use in flower arrangements etc.
- Extra information
Latin name Dahlia sp 'Park Princess' Delivery type Supplied as bulb or tuber Guarantee 100% growth and flowering guarantee Color Pink Light preference full sun , partial sun Scented not scented Flowers for cutting yes Flowering period July - October Growing height 30 - 40 cm Planting distance 40 - 50 cm Planting depth 10 - 15 cm