Dahlia ‘Chat Noir’
Dahlia Chat Noir is a real garden workhorse producing armloads of blooms throughout the season. This Semi Catus dahlia variety gives colour and texture to bouquets and arrangements.
Deepest red with a special touch of lime green at the eye, Chat Noir is especially sought after throughout Autumn when the light changes and arrangements get a whole lot more dramatic!
Flower type: Semi Catus
Height: 100-120cm (Tall)
Flower Size: 8-10cm
Position: Full Sun
Plant spacing: 60cm (min)
Pinch: when plants are 30cm tall
Cutting /Vase Life:
Dahlias do not continue to open once cut so pick when blooms are ¾ of the way open. Check the back of the flower head to check all the petals are perfect. The petals turn papery, drop and lose colour once they start to go over. Deadhead flowers to give plants back the energy to ripen the next flower rather than work on producing seed.
Place flowers straight into ready buckets of water, we rest our blooms for a few hours in water, this is called conditioning.