- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- Lift After Flowering Season
- Perfect For
- Flowering Height
- 100 cm
- Bulb Size
- Top Size
- Flower Diameter
- 10-15 cm
- Blacks & Deep Shades
- Reds & Burgundy
Decorative Dahlia Arabian Night
A profuse bloomer, dahlia ‘Arabian Night’ bears masses of deep maroon flowers from July until first frosts, atop tall, straight stems.
Depending on the light and time of year, the velvety petals range from almost-black, to crimson-red with a glowing magenta wash.
Deadhead spent flowers, or better still, pick the stems to enjoy as cut flowers and you will promote new buds to form continuously through the season.
Looks fabulous in a border with airy sanguisorba and jewel-toned dahlias at a variety of heights.
To grow Dahlias, select a sunny spot with well-drained soil, and dig a 30cm deep hole. Plant the tuber 10cm below the soil surface, spacing multiple tubers 45cm apart, or 90cm for taller varieties. Water consistently, maintaining moist but not saturated soil and protect new shoots from slug damage with eco-friendly methods. Feed plants during the blooming period with liquid plant food. Provide support for stems which will reach 60-90cm tall depending on variety. Enjoy spectacular blooms from late summer until first frosts. Cut or deadhead the flowers regularly for a continually flourishing display. Once blooming has finished, cut back foliage before lifting, drying and storing the tubers in peat-free substitute, in a frost-free place until the following spring.