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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
description:
Very dark, chocolatey bronze foliage and strongly contrasting single near white flowers with a pale pink flush and yellow centres.

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 taken in spring.

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

RHS AGM

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