Dahlia 'Chat Noir'

Dahlia 'Chat Noir' has long flower stems and a superb vase life – a true old favourite, with wonderful spiky, sea urchin like red flowers. More
1 x 3 litre plant 190515-3L £9.95

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Dahlia 'Chat Noir' has long flower stems and a superb vase life – a true old favourite, with wonderful spiky, sea urchin like red flowers.

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
Group/Species Semi-cactus Group

Fully double blooms, with very pointed petals, almost spiky in appearance. Click here for more information about dahlia groups. 

Variety Chat Noir
Type Tender Perennial Tuber
Common Name Dahlia
Border Position Back, Middle
Bulb Size I
Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 1m (39in)
Spacing Plant just under the soil surface, 75cm (30in) apart.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting 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
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.

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.

Planting up your dahlia tubers

In this video Sarah shows you how to plant up your dahlia tubers.

How to plant and grow dahlia tubers

Find out how to grow strong, healthy dahlias this spring – how to plant, look after and overwinter them, and what to do with your bulbs when...

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.

Delivery

Plant Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.

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Dahlia 'Chat Noir' reviews

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Reviewed 8th August 2019 by Mrs Oulton

Excellent quality and service. It was a replacement from last year.when i was sent the wrong dahlia. Without problem i was sent the right one this year and it is absolutely gorgeous.

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Pam

So far only 1 plant out of three has flower buds!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Megan

Lovely colour, just waiting to fully open. I am hoping to order another one

Star quality

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Reviewed 12th April 2015 by Dr C

I have bought and grown these from Sarah for a few years now and they perform wonderfully. I follow her instructions and the plants never fail to deliver 5-star quality. I garden in East Anglia on heavy clay but with some grit and lots of good quality compost (and strong staking) they do really well. The stems are long enough for cutting and popping in a vase to bring inside.