Dahlia 'Dark Spirit'
Dahlia 'Dark Spirit'
Dahlia 'Dark Spirit'
Dahlia 'Dark Spirit'

Dahlia 'Dark Spirit'

Dahlia 'Dark Spirit'

1 tuber — £4.75

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Orders placed until 29 February 2024
You can expect your order in February/March 2024

Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
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Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
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Description

Introduce contrast to your planting schemes with blooms from the dahlia dark side, such as those of bewitching Dahlia 'Dark Spirit'. The near-black loose pompon flowers of this shadowy number are exquisitely formed and the darkness of the petals is so alluring. It’s a prolific variety which typically exudes a generous quantity of gloriously dark blooms through the season. You'll notice their intense, almost black colour from afar, and find the flower form is a detailed masterpiece to admire close up too. Use Dahlia 'Dark Spirit' to highlight the colours in your garden and add depth to your displays.

Flowering from summer right into autumn, combine Dahlia 'Dark Spirit' with dusky orange and red for a cosy, warm laste-season display. On the flip side, near-black being a very versatile colour, it combines just as well with bright pinks and purples as well as soft pastels! Dahlia 'Dark Spirit', like most other dahlias, is not only powerful in the garden but also a fantastic cut flower. The blooms last well, have a good stem length and it's very abundant. Once this black ball dahlia gets going, you can cut the flowers to create indoor arrangements and still leave plenty to enjoy on the plant.

Key features

  • Good for cutting

  • Comes back every year

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • May need winter cover

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Dahlia 'Dark Spirit' (D)

  • Flower colour

    Near-black

  • Tuber size

    1

  • Established height

    70cm-1m

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    5 tubers per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Half hardy

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Full sun
    Partial shade

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Large containers
    Borders
    Gravel gardens
    Coastal gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens
    Cut flower gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Multipurpose compost
    Loam-based compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

  • Orders placed until 29 February 2024
    You can expect your order in February/March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in March/April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

Dahlias in 60 seconds

Dahlias like full sun and a free-draining soil, and should be lifted and stored in winter, or at least protected with peat or straw. Dahlia flowers can range from 5 to 25cm in diameter and those magnificent larger-flowering dahlias might appreciate a little extra support with canes!

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