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PlantFiles: Cactus Dahlia
Dahlia 'Park Princess'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Park Princess
Hybridized by Maarse; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1959

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Cactus (straight)

Flower Size:
Miniature - up to 4 inches (100 mm) diameter

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive JonthanJ On Jul 22, 2010, JonthanJ from Logansport, IN wrote:

This variety is remarkably easy to propagate. Like the Daylily Europa, even the most modest piece of a tuber will sprout and grow. This is quite distinct from my experience with most other Dahlia varieties, which only propagate by division when you get a piece of the crown with a growth bud attached to a tuber. It does not hurt that it is also pretty good looking.

Since Dahlias have to be stored inside to survive our Zone 5-6 winters, this characteristic makes it much easier to keep as well.

Positive roybird On Aug 5, 2008, roybird from Santa Fe, NM wrote:

I am growing this plant as an annual in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Very pretty and a prolific bloomer.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Atlanta, Georgia
Solon, Iowa
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Union Dale, Pennsylvania

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