Dahlia 'Arabian Night'


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Plant type

Tender perennial

Flower colour






Skill level


Dahlia 'Arabian Night'

Plant details

Decorative dahlias typically have fully double flowers with no visible central disc. The petals are generally flat but may be have a little curve or twist. They're popular with exhibitors and make an excellent cut flower.

Dahlia 'Arabian Night' bears large, fully-double dark burgundy-red flowers from June until the first frosts. It's ideal for growing in a mixed border or container display, and is perfect for cutting.

For best results, grow Dahlia 'Arabian Night' in full sun in fertile, well-drained soil. Deadhead regularly and feed with a potash-rich fertiliser to prolong flowering. Lift tubers after the first frosts and store them in a cool, dry situation until March. Then pot them up and keep them in a temperate greenhouse before planting out in late May.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Dahlia

Cultivar: Arabian Night

Plant type: Tender perennial

Flower colour: Purple

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Moist

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 120cm

Spread: 50cm

Time to take cuttings: March to April

Reader reviews


I had a good show of" arabian night". Idid not know how to treat the heads , the sequence of the buds ,now I understand, it will be better next year ,I lifted the tubers yesterday, after cutting back folliage,I layered them in a large pot covered with shreded paper?? I do not know if they will keep in the garden shed ???

john penrose

last year I was given an Arabian night dahlia off a friend it was excellent all year long lifted last winter and stored now I am getting ready to plant up
again this year in a larger tub now that I have had a
few more tips from gardeners world. JP.

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