Berger's Record Dahlia Tubers

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Shade Full Sun
Soil Good, Well Drained
Colour Red/Crimson
Type Tuber
Also Good Repeat Flowering, Vase Life
Flowering Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Dahlia Berger's Record (Semi-Cactus)

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Berger's Record: Semi-Cactus Dahlia Tubers

Berger's Record Dahlias are far from subtle. This iconic red semi-cactus variety has flowers which, with their large heads of masses of quill-shaped pointed petals, look like exploding fireworks.

For dahlias that only grow to about 90 cm tall, Berger's Record can carry blooms of up to 20cm across on sturdy, upright stems, although you will have to nip out the side buds to get them this big. Most people prefer to have more flowers that are slightly smaller, unless they are for exhibition. Either way, they make wonderful subjects as cut flowers - just three in a vase is all that's needed, and they're long-lasting, too.
Browse our other Cactus Dahlias or our full range of Dahlias here.

Features

  • Colour: Bright red petals
  • Foliage: Dark green, divided
  • Flower Size: 20cm
  • Type: Semi-cactus Dahlia
  • Cutting: Yes
  • Height/Spread: 90cm x 40cm
  • Flowering: July to November
  • Outdoor Planting Months: March to July

Growing Berger's Record Dahlias

All dahlias do best in deep rich soil with good drainage in a sunny spot. If it is windy they will need staking. They are greedy, thirsty plants so will need watering in dry spells, and they will always flower that little bit better if there is a bit of soluble food in the watering can once every couple of weeks.

They are quite compact plants and so will do well in pots but however you grow them it is important to stake them well and avoid a windy spot, as the heavy flower heads can snap off.

It is generally more convenient to put support stakes in at planting time, rather than leaving it until there is foliage in the way.

Planting Companions for Berger's Record

This flower has quite a presence in the border, especially alongside other fiery-coloured dahlias and late-summer flowering perennials.

Did You Know?

Introduced in 1964 by Wilfried Bergerhoff, you'll also find Berger's Record listed as Berger's Rekord and Berger Record. The RHS Nomenclature Committee is overworked...

A favourite for the show bench, you'll often see Berger's Record Dahlias in local late summer flower shows. If you want to compete, remember to disbud to get the biggest flowers possible!

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