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Nuit d'Ete Cactus Dahlia

SKU: AM005846
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The black heart of 'Nuit d'Ete' Dahlia makes a dramatic centerpiece to the burgundy, quill-shaped petals that surround it. With its spidery appearance and blood-red color, this cactus-type dahlia will set your gardening passions aflutter. Striking and exotic, 'Nuit d'Ete' will be the most stunning dahlia in your summer garden! (Dahlia)
key features
Botanical Name
Dahlia 'Nuit d'Ete'
Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy To Grow, Cut Flowers, Container Planting
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Hardiness Zone
Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Lift in colder zones
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Mature Height
32-36" tall
Bulb Spacing
1 per sq ft
Bloom Time
Mid summer until frost


Francophiles already know that 'Nuit d'Ete' translates to "summer night," but even non-Francophiles certainly won't be lost in translation when it comes to this extraordinary dahlia. Deep, dark, and decadent, gardeners looking to add a contemporary flair to their dahlia collection need to include this beauty in their plans. As attention-grabbing in the vase as it is in the garden, 'Nuit d'Ete' thrives in sunny areas with minimal care.

Dahlias are perennial in zones 8-10, but in cooler zones, tubers can be dug after frost comes, stored over winter, then re-planted the following spring. Grow Dahlias in a sunny spot, in average soil that drains well. Keep moisture consistent once it begins to grow and enjoy a non-stop color parade. Deadhead spent blooms to encourage more flowers and pinch off small side buds to encourage larger flowers if desired.