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Nuit D'ete Cactus Dahlia

Dahlia 'Nuit d'Ete'
SKU: HC017424
per Bag of 3
Now shipping to zones 9-10.
Other zones shipping soon.
‘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.
key features
Botanical Name
Dahlia 'Nuit d'Ete'
Attracts Butterflies, Easy To Grow, Long Bloom Time, Cut Flowers, Mass Plantings, Container Planting
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10, Zone 11
Hardiness Zone
Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10, Zone 11
Lift in colder zones
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Mature Height
32-36" tall
Bulb Spacing
1 bulb / tuber per sq. ft.
Bloom Time
Summer until frost


‘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. Plant 3-4" 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" wide)