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Dahlia 'Nuit d'Ete' syn. 'Summer Night'

‘Black Cat’ (or ‘Chat Noir’) has long been loved here, but ….. it has been superseded by this crimson, gently stippled spiny sea anemone form. At just under a metre, it’s compact enough for pots too.
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1 tuber

3 tubers

1 x 3 litre pot

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DELIVERY INFORMATION
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Direct Sow
Flowers/ Harvest

Details:

Type
Tender Perennial
Position
Cutting Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - November
Height
1.2m (4ft)
Group/Species
Cactus Group
Common name
Dahlia
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
60cm (24in)
Cultivation
Pot up undercover in spring, place somewhere light and frost-free and keep moist. Pinch out growing tips at 20cm and plant out after last frosts. Alternatively plant straight into the ground when the frosts are nearly over.

Description

‘Black Cat’ (or ‘Chat Noir’) has long been loved here, but ….. it has been superseded by this crimson, gently stippled spiny sea anemone form. At just under a metre, it’s compact enough for pots too.

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.