Dahlia 'Arabian Night'
Large, Double Decorative Flowers
Ultimate Height 1M
Full Sun, Well Drained, Fertile Soil
'Arabian Night' is a beautiful, large and fully double, very dark red flowered dahlia. The blooms are held on strong stems and produces an abundance of flowers from mid June to the first frosts. A wonderful flower colour to compliment other hot colours in the garden. Plant into a large pot or straight into the garden. Dahlia love sun, food and water in the summer months, if you lavish them well you will be rewarded with the most sumptuous and long lasting flowers. Don't forget to cut them regularly to enjoy in the house, they perform well as cut flowers.
When growth reaches 20-30cm, pinch or snip out the growing tips to promote bushy, strong growth.
Once the frosts are over, plant into a pot or ground in fertile soil in full sun and water well.
TIP! When planting your Dahlia insert 3-4 sturdy canes or stakes around the plant, tie twine or string around the supports and let the dahlia grow up between them, this will support them when they are flowering. This is a much more natural and easier way of growing dahlia rather than trying to do it once the plant has grown tall and also the roots are less likely to be disturbed.