Dahlia Nuit d’ete

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Dahlia Nuit d’ete is a beautiful, deep-maroon coloured dahlia. The petals are pointed and overlapping, giving the flower a star-shaped look.

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1 - 2 £1.62
3 - 8 £1.36
9 - 14 £1.20
15+ £1.08

£1.62 (inc. VAT)

Pack of 1 tuber(s)

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Specifications:

  • Colour: Red
  • Height: 100cm

    Good For:

    • Beds/borders
    • Cut flowers

    How to grow:

    • Hardiness: Protect from frost
    • Soil Type: Moist but well drained
    • Position: Full sun
    • Bulbs per m2: 5
    • Planting depth: 15cm

    More Information

    Dahlia Nuit d’ete is a beautiful, deep-maroon coloured dahlia. The petals are pointed and overlapping, giving the flower a star-shaped look. It grows best in full sun to part shade and requires consistent moisture throughout the growing season. Plant it in a well-drained soil that has been enriched with compost or aged manure. To ensure maximum blooming, pinch off spent flowers as they fade away and apply a light fertilizer every two weeks during the flowering season. Dahlias should also be staked for support, especially if there is windy weather or heavy rain. Enjoy this delicate beauty in your garden!

    Growing Dahlias

    Plant dahlia tubers in pots from mid spring and place into a frost free warm and sunny environment such as a cold frame, green house or window ledge to get an early start. However, they can be planted straight into the ground from April once the frosts have passed. When planting, make sure dahlia tubers have adequate drainage, plant with the eyes (buds) facing upwards. Place in soil rich in organic matter such as compost or aged manure at a depth of around six inches. Water lightly and consistently so the soil remains moist but not soggy. Place stakes around the dahlia soon after planting and tie it up when necessary. Be mindful to remove any dead flower heads regularly to encourage re-blooming. Fertilize every other week with a high quality fertilizer to ensure strong growth.

    Storing Dahlia Tubers

    Dahlias are not frost hardy and may need to be lifted in November. In well-drained soils, leave the tubers in the ground and mulch over to protect against frosts. In colder climates, or heavier soils, lift and store your dahlia tubers over winter.

    If you are lifting and storing over winter, cut back foliage and carefully lift your dahlia tubers out of the soil. Allow them to dry off naturally and clean away any soil. Trim the stems and cut off any fine roots. Make sure the tubers are completely dry before storing them in open trays or boxes. Pack with dry sand or vermiculite. Leave the crowns exposed and keep them frost free.

    Replant your Dahlia tubers the following spring.

    If you left them in the ground, once the risk of frosts have passed and you start to see signs of growth again, the mulch can be removed.

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