With the exotic look of a rare desert flower, this semi-cactus type dahlia makes quite a scene in the garden or in a vase. The deep red, spiky petals of the 6" wide blooms are sure to turn heads, especially when the plants are grouped together—either as a single-variety display or when combined with light or white blooms. Black Narcissus gives such a punch of unique color and unusual style to midsummer properties, your customers will be begging for more each growing season. We suggest planting Black Narcissus in borders, cutting gardens or landscape beds that get full sun and are well drained. Flowers keep coming until the first frost, so there are plenty to enjoy indoors, too. Lift in fall in zones 3-8.
Hardiness Zones 3-10. Lift in Fall in zones 3-8
Mature Height 36 inches
Bloom Time July - October (Midsummer until the first frost in fall)
6" flowers with pointed petals. Semi-Cactus Dahlia type.
Foliage Type :
Pinnate leaves with ovate leaflets
Mature Spread :
24 - 30 inches
24 - 30 inches
Planting Instructions :
2" deep and 24 to 30" apart
Soil Moisture :
Will Tolerate :
Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
Pruning Instructions :
Remove spent flower heads to encourage more blooms and maintain a neat appearance.
Winter Care :
Dahlias are not hardy. Dig the tubers in fall and store in dry peatmoss in a cool, dry and frost free location. Dry tubers for a few days (preferably outside) before storing!
Planting Depth :
Watering Requirements :
Average water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater.
Fertilization Requirements :
Once per year in late spring to early summer
Special Care :
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climatic conditions) for each area of North America.
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