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Dahlia 'Arabian Night'


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Plant type

Tender perennial

Flower colour






Skill level


Dahlia 'Arabian Night'

Plant details

Arabian Night' is a beautiful dahlia with large, fully-double flowerheads of dark burgundy-red, from June until the first frosts. It needs full sun in a sheltered site. Feed and deadhead regularly to prolong flowering. Lift the tubers after the first frost and overwinter indoors in a frost-free place. Susceptible to earwigs, aphids and slug damage, so appropriate controls should be used to help prevent these problems.

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 ???

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