Dahlia 'Arabian Night'

Dahlia 'Arabian Night'

Decorative dahlia

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Flowers
Flowers
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Key Information

  • Botanical name: Dahlia 'Arabian Night'
  • Common name: Decorative dahlia
  • Plant type: Perennial

Height: 1.2m

Spread: 50cm

Flower colour:
  • Purple
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Flowers

Advertisement

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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist, Chalky/alkaline, Acidic

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

J F M A M J J A S O N D
Plant
Plant
Yes
Yes
Yes
J F M A M J J A S O N D
Divide
Divide
Yes
Yes
Yes
Take cuttings
Take cuttings
Yes
Yes
Yes

Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: Purgative if ingested

Advertisement

Find the perfect plants for your garden

Plant type
Flower colour
Sun exposure
Select all

Related content

Related offers

Offer

Save 25% at MOA

MOA products are natural and cruelty free with carefully selected organic and botanical ingredients. You'll save 25 per cent when you buy anything from their range, simply enter our offer code at checkout.

Use code: MAGIC25

Order now