Dahlia 'Black Narcissus'

Semi-cactus dahlia

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Key information

Plant type

Tender perennial

Flower colour

Purple

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Tender

Skill level

Experienced

 Dahlia 'Black Narcissus'

Plant details

Cactus and semi-cactus dahlias bear fully double flowers with pointed looking petals that curve in tightly for about half of their length.

Dahlia 'Black Narcissus' has dark maroon flowers with a pinkish centre. It's perfect for growing in a mixed herbaceous border, and makes an excellent cut flower.

For best results, grow Dahlia 'Black Narcissus' 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: Black Narcissus

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, Sandy

Hardiness: Tender

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 100cm

Spread: 40cm

Time to take cuttings: April to May

Flowering period: July to September


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