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botanical name:
Dahlia 'Twyning's After Eight'
Dahlia 'Twyning's After Eight' © Deeproot Plant Base
family:  Asteraceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.90m
width: 0.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: bronze
flower colour: pink
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: 7 to 10
Very dark, chocolatey bronze foliage and strongly contrasting single near white flowers with a pale pink flush and yellow centres.

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.

By division of tubers or from cuttings taken in spring.

other notes:
Bred by Mark Twyning, Varfell Farm, Penzance, Cornwall


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