Dahlia 'Park Princess' in the Dahlias Database

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Data specific to Dahlias (Edit)
Size: Miniature (M): up to 4 inches in diameter.
Form: Straight Cactus (C)
Color: Dark Pink (DP
Year Introduced: 1959
Country of Origin: Holland
Hybridizer or Originator: Maarse
ADS Classification Code: 4305

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Plant Height: 18-24 inches
Plant Spread: 15-24 inches
Flowers: Showy
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Seeds: Days to germinate: 7-21
Depth to plant seed: 1/4 inch
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Leaf
Division
Other: Propagate by taking cuttings of newly emerged shoots
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Posted by jmorth (central Illinois) on Sep 28, 2015 10:14 PM

This is a low growing variety, topping out at 2 feet with 4-inch (BB bloom size classification) blooms of pink, white centered, cactus-type flowers. Its small stature would be a positive if grown in a pot. Mine was on a border's edge. It survived several years. Tubers were dug up in the fall, dried upside down in the garage, then placed dry in perlite and/or vermiculite filled sacks, and stored in the basement over winter. This cultivar was introduced in 1959.

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