‘Nuit D’Ete’ Cactus Dahlia packs a punch with dramatic scarlet flowers, cartwheeling like fireworks through the garden. Wake up your flower bed with these prolific flowers – the 5” blooms are just as elegant in your garden as they are in your vase. Good news: the more you cut them, the more blossoms you will have, so be sure to plant plenty for beautiful bouquets. Pollinator and bee-friendly and excellent for cut flowers.
‘Nuit D’Ete’ Cactus Dahlia wakes up a sleepy summer garden
with spikey deep-red to black petaled blossoms, up to 5" across. A reliable
bloomer, and a favorite of bees, Nuit D’Ete will keep you in flowers from
mid-summer until first frost. Narrow petals curl into the shape of quills - hence
the name “Cactus” Dahlia. Spunky and fun, this dahlia is an easy grower in a
sunny spot with compost enriched soil and good drainage. Just plant the tubers
when the soil has warmed (60°>F) – a few weeks after the last frost.
deep and once the plant has sprouted, keep the soil consistently moist for best
growth. For longer flower stems, when the plant reaches 12",
cut the center growth back by 3-4 inches. This mid-sized, 3-4'
tall Dahlia is an easy addition to a flower bed. Plant with echinacea, Agastache,
and asters where they can add the perfect note to your planting. Dahlias are
addictive, and you will soon find yourself planning more flower beds! Perennial
in zones 8-10, mulching sometimes works in zone 7. Otherwise, dig tubers in
fall for storage and replanting the next spring. (3-4' tall x 18"
Nuit D'ete Cactus Dahlia
Cactus Dahlia Nuit D'ete
Item Package Size
Bag of 3
Up to 5" blooms
Summer until frost
Days To Bloom
Blooms in 56-119 days. (8-17 weeks)
1 bulb / tuber per sq. ft.
Bulbs/Tubers should be planted 1-2" below the soil line.
Anywhere In The US, Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Hot Desert, Pacific Northwest, Coastal California
Attract Butterflies, Great For Mass Plantings, Extended Bloom Time (more than 4 weeks), Easy To Grow, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers
Perennial in zones 8-10. Annual in zones 2-7.
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Item Unit Of Measure
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Tubers and leaves are toxic if eaten in large amounts. Toxic to dog, cats and horses.
Spring / Summer
Ships To Canada
Summer Blooming Bulbs, including popular varieties such as gladiolus and dahlias, are planted in the spring and bloom in the summer. Most of these bulbs are tropical and require warm weather to be planted. There must not be any danger of frost and your ground temperature must have reached 55 degrees Fahrenheit before planting. Many
of our summer blooming bulbs can be planted as perennials in zones 9-10 (zone 8 if mulched), but should be treated as annuals in cooler climates. You can lift them and store them in the fall, or bring patio pots inside before frost. See page 15 of our Planting Guide for a bulb depth planting illustration. Read our article about How To Grow Dahlias.
Growing Dahlias: Plant Dahlia tubers after spring frosts in good garden soil with full sun. Dahlias must be protected from high winds, so we suggest you position them against a wall or be ready to stake them. Keep the plants well-watered and free of bugs, applying flower fertilizer as they grow. Your dahlias will be in full bloom by July or August, with the enormous flowers continuing to bloom until frost. As frost threatens, pull up the roots and trim off the stems. You can store the tubers in a cool dry place until the following spring.
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