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A chirpy chappy, standing proud in the garden and the vase.

Our dahlias:

  • are first class, healthy tubers – the largest and best you can buy.
  • come with full planting, spacing and cultivating instructions for beginner gardeners
  • tubers should be potted up when they arrive and be kept in a light, frost-free place until the frosts are over and then be planted into the garden.

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Genus Dahlia
Group/Species Collerette Group

Large petals which form an outer circle around a central disc. Collar term comes from a smaller circle of much smaller petals closer to the centre. Click here for more information about dahlia groups.

Variety Night Butterfly
Type Tender Perennial
Common Name Dahlia
Border Position Cutting Garden
Bulb Size I
Soil Type Broad Tolerance
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 90cm (36in)
Spacing 75cm (30in)
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Plant just under the soil surface after the last frosts. Alternativley pot them up undercover March or early April in a generous pot (at least 2 litre) filled with multi-purpose potting compost. Place them in a light, frost-free place and keep the compost moist. Pinch out their growing tips when they have reached about 8" tall. They will have formed bushy plants by the time the frosts have ended and will be in flower by the beginning of July. If you don’t have anywhere to grow the potted tubers, you can put them straight into the ground when the frosts are nearly over, mulching them or protecting with a cloche or protective horticultural fleece if the foliage appears before the frosts are over, but this will delay flowering.
Care Tips Support with a stout stick, tie in every couple of weeks. In the south you can mulch deeply and overwinter them in the ground, alternatively, lift and overwinter your dahlias frost free undercover.
Flowering July - November
Vase Life Only pick dahlias in full flower. Recut the hollow stem ends under water to avoid airlocks.
Cooking Notes All dahlia flowers are edible. I use the petals scattered over salad and to decorate a range of puddings.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice & Videos
Understanding dahlia groups

A list of the different dahlia groups, along with some classification info and an example of a variety in each group.

History of the dahlia

First discovered by Aztec Indians and used for food and medicine, this tuber has an interesting history of cultivation.

How to plant and grow dahlia tubers

Discover how to grow strong, healthy dahlias – how to plant, look after and overwinter them, and what to do with your bulbs when they arrive.

How to overwinter dahlia tubers

Sarah discusses the best options for overwintering dahlias – lifting or mulching.

Sublime dark dahlia flower arrangement

Sarah shows you how to make a gorgeous large arrangement of dahlias.

Planting narcissi bulbs with dahlias

Have a beautiful display of flowers in your garden from March to the first frosts with this simple planting technique.

New favourite dahlia arrangement

Sarah shows you how to make a quick arrangement of colourful dahlias.

Growing dahlias in pots

Sarah shows you her favourite dahlia varieties for pots, and gives you some tips on how to grow them successfully.

How to take dahlia cuttings

Watch and learn how to take dahlia cuttings – turn 1 tuber into 10.


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Dahlia 'Night Butterfly' reviews

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Reviewed 16th August 2019 by Anita

It hasn't flowered yet so I am not sure how to rate it.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Anita

It hasn't flowered yet so I am not sure how to rate it.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Les

the following are my comments on the 19 dahlias i received
mystery fox ...very good great colour
shooting stars (2) 4 ft good large flowers
linda's baby (2) small late flowering pretty colour
jowey winnie for some reason this rotted only grew 1 ft
dark butterfly (3) small plants but lots of flowers .good
blitzer small plant lots of flowers great colour very good
after dusk (3) first of them to flower good
night butterfly small bushy plant late flowering pretty
con amore small pretty very good
sam hopkins 4 ft. big flower heads very good
la recoleta good
wine eyed jill 4 ft. good
brown sugar beautiful plant my favourite
also 1 of the 3 dark butterfly plants just never grew at all.
i brought these to compliment the lots of dahlias i already have,but they didn't have many different colours .so overall i am very pleased apart from 2 of them

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Kay

Good performance all around.

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Christine

Service good small tubers struggle to get going but has three stems

Lovely dahlia

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Reviewed 22nd September 2018 by Penny Calthrop

Bought just one of these and should have got more-lovely upright not too tall dahlia that I planted at the front of a border. Beautiful to look at from my kitchen window! Unfortunately the recent gales blew some petals off before their time....only thing I would say is that it produced few flowers.