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Shaped like a child's simple drawing of a flower, but with the texture of striated suede and color like a fine Merlot, Night Butterfly is our choice to represent collarette dahlias. This form has a single layer of flat petals with a second tuft of shorter wavy rays, a little floral collar, encircling the center. Night Butterfly sometimes grows shorter, about 24" in year one, but in subsequent years matures to 30-36" and produces an unbelievable number of flowers. This argues for planting in a container and overwintering in a non-freezing garage, to be enjoyed next season, too.
Dahlia tubers can be saved, divided and shared. Click on the Dahlia Planting Guide button, right, for details and growing tips.
|Common Name:||Dahlia Night Butterfly|
|Growing Zones:||Grow in zones 4-8S/9W, lift and store tubers indoors for winter where ground freezes|
|Sun/Shade:||Full sun, 3/4 day sun in south|
|Flower Color:||3-4" cranberry and white "collared' blooms|
|Plant/Bulb Size:||#1 multi-eyed tuber/bulb clumps, Finding Dahlia Eyes|
|Season:||Summer into fall|
|Bloom Timing:||Mid-summer to frost|
|Product info, photos and tips:||Dahlia Planting Guide|
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