So pretty and so intriguing. Night Butterfly is a real beauty and the rich tones contained within its petal display are truly eye-catching.
Night Butterfly is classified as a Collarette Dahlia. These types of Dahlias produce a blooms that have a single row of flat or slightly cupped ray florets arranged in a flat plane; the ray florets will uniformly overlap, in the same direction with no gaps. The petaloids surrounding the centre disc are approximately one-half to two-thirds the length of the ray florets. Simply put: this is a fancy looking Dahlia that would be happy to be at home in your garden. Sure to please!
Originating from Mexico and Guatemala, these were the flowers of Inca kings and despite their royal origins Dahlias are amongst the easiest plants to grow in the garden. They are a wonderful source of cut flowers and will provide a veritable cornucopia of colourful blooms for your bouquets from mid summer until the first frost. Hardy as they are, Dahlias are susceptible to cold so be careful not to plant them too early and be sure to dig them up and store them in a frost-free place before old Jack Frost comes calling!