Dahlia 'Dark Butterfly'

I love the mix of colours of this semi-double dahlia, 'Dark Butterfly' is different from the front of the petal to the back. Classy and sophisticated. More
1 tuber 229241-1 £4.50 Delivery late February
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3 tubers 229241-3 £10.50 Delivery late February
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When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.

Or buy this as part of our Shot Silk Dahlia Collection.

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I love the mix of colours of this semi-double dahlia, 'Dark Butterfly' is different from the front of the petal to the back. Classy and sophisticated.

Similar to the outstanding 'Waltzing Matilda' and 'Jescot Julie'.

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.

Genus Dahlia
Variety Dark Butterfly
Group Decorative Group,

For more information on dahlia groups, click here.

Orchid Group
Type Tender Perennial Tuber
Border Position Back, Middle
Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 130cm (51in)
Spacing Plant 30cm (12in) deep, 75cm (30in) apart.
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.
Flowering July - November
Vase Life Only pick dahlias in full flower. Recut the hollow stem ends under water to avoid airlocks.
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
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Delivery

Bulb Delivery - When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.

Plant Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 4 working days for despatch.

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Dahlia 'Dark Butterfly' reviews

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Impressive dahlia

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Reviewed 7th November 2016 by Helen Curtis

Dark Butterfly is my favourite. It has grown to 6 feet tall. The delicate blooms look lovely in an arrangement. I've had vase after vase of cut flowers from my single tuber.