Dahlia 'Nuit D'ete' is certainly an extremely eye-catching variety, and one of the deepest red-black Cactus style Dahlias available. The plants are very strong growing, and the blooms are large too. The superb, double flowers have long, narrow and pointed petals that re-curve for more than half of their length providing an intriguing appearance. Perfect for a mixed or herbaceous border, butterflies can't resist this beauty either. These will look fantastic as part of a red, purple and black planting scheme. We love to team this variety with Verbena bonariensis, that can weave its stems through the plants if the are planted in close proximity. Growing to a maximum height of approx 100cms (3-4ft), the plants are nice and sturdy. Nuit D'ete is a truly stunning Dahlia that is rare and of the darkest available, making for exquisite cut flowers, and dramatic garden displays - do not delay in getting your very own.
Supplied as a single tuber. Best time to plant is in April. To plant them, dig a hole at least 20-30cm square and around 20-30cm deep for each one. Cover the base of the hole with 10cms of compost, or manure and give it a good dousing with a full watering can and then plant the dahlia at a depth of 15-20cms. You will need a stout stake, not just a bamboo cane, to support each plant and it is a good idea to knock this in first and then place the plant by its side. It will need to be lifted in winter - once the foliage dies back simply dig it up and store in a cool, frost free location
IF ORDERING EARLY, PLEASE NOTE THAT WE SHIP THIS ITEM BETWEEN MARCH & THE END OF APRIL TO ENSURE IT ARRIVES IN PRISTINE CONDITION, AT THE IDEAL PLANTING TIME.