Dahlia

Dahlia 'Summer Night' (syn. Nuit D'ete)

Dahlia - Dahlia  'Summer Night'  (syn. Nuit D'ete)

Common Name: Dahlia
Genus: Dahlia
Cultivar: 'Summer Night' (syn. Nuit D'ete)

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.90 m (90 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Purple
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: July to October

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

A fashionably dark maroon cactus dahlia that is great for the dark border. The fully double flowers have long narrow pointed petals that recurve for more half their length. This dahlia looks great planted in bold groups in a sunny sheltered border. The flowers are produced from July until the first frosts when the tubers should be lifted for over-wintering in a frost-free place.
  • Garden care: Provide a high-nitrogen liquid feed each week in June, then a high-potash fertiliser each week from July to September. Once the first frosts have blackened the foliage, carefully lift and clean the tubers and allow them to dry naturally indoors. Place the dry tubers in a shallow tray just covered with slightly moist potting compost, sand or vermiculite. Store in a frost-free place checking frequently over the winter months.

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