Its chartreuse, waxy, button-like bud…
Has a very small and tight-lipped façade, which doesn’t create much appeal. But with the prodding of a restful evening in the garden, a breakthrough occurs as daylight comes, and its petals decide to have a voice. Each one, with intention, slowly peels outward to display a coral wonder.
What are you waiting for? It’s time to breakthrough!
points of interest
Parkland Glory is a dinner plate dahlia (Giant AA Size) with curled florets classified in the ‘Informal Decorative’ category. Bright orange and coral blooms attract butterflies at a dazzling scale. Bushy plant with strong branching, hollow stems and pinnate leaves. Flowers continuously from midsummer to frost, suitable for cutting garden or flower border.
Plant in full sun in humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil. Lift tubers 2 weeks after frost in cooler zones. Use high nitrogen fertilizer weekly in early summer and switch to a high potassium fertilizer from midsummer to autumn. Deadhead to encourage strong branches and continual bloom. May need staking.
friday’s flower fact
There are 42 species of dahlia and thousands of different varieties. Parkland Glory, being the size of a dinner plate, is amongst the giants of the species.
Botanical Name | Dahlia ‘Parkland Glory’
Family | Asteraceae
Type | tuberous perennial
Origin | Central America (hybrid)
Zone | 8-10
Flower Height | 36”
Flower Diameter | 8-10”
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