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Dahlia 'Black Narcissus'

Dahlia

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Key information

Plant type

Tender perennial

Flower colour

Purple

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Tender

Skill level

Experienced

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Plant details

Semi-cactus Dahlias, differ from those considered fully-cactus by producing petals that are rounded for half the length. The blooms are broader and do not appear as 'spiky'. Dahlia 'Black Narcissus' has dark maroon flowers with a more pinkish center.  Dahlias grow best with full sun in a moist soil.

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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