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botanical name:
Dahlia 'Night Butterfly'
Dahlia 'Night Butterfly' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 1.50m
width: 0.60m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: maroon
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
description:
Striking flowers with very dark, almost black, purple-maroon outer petals and a white inner collar.

cultivation:
Moist, but not waterlogged, fertile medium to heavy loam, preferably neutral or very slightly acid. Sunny position. In cool areas, lift tubers in late autumn and overwinter in a frost-free place.

propagation:
By division of tubers or from cuttings.

other notes:
Group 3 - Collerette Dahlia

Raised by Jan and Cor Geerling, Heemstede, Holland

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