Dahlia's are tuberous perennials that are considered half hardy and may need lifting, planting in a sheltered location and/or mulching in order to over-winter successfully. Their long flowering period (generally July till the first frost) and the generosity of flowers has made them worth the effort to gardeners for centuries.
Dark Butterfly is an upright, bushy, tuberous perennial with pinnate, toothed, dark green leaves and, from midsummer into autumn, sturdy, dark, upright stems bearing semi double, pink-flushed, apricot flowers, reddish-pink on the reverse which are revealed when you look at the flower due to the flower petals curving to reveal the reverse.
Full sun to light shade.
Any soil type.
Pot tubers in spring, then plant out once risk of first frost is passed.
Height: 1.1m (approx)
Spread: 0.5m (approx)
This plant is sold as a tuber. Please note, unless otherwise requested, tubers will be sent out in early March. We do not provide a precise delivery date, but you will be contact on dispatch.