Dahlia Chat Noir

I’ve always had a passion for dahlias even at their most unfashionable.  They remind me of the hats that heavily powdered aged aunts wore when I was a child.

So I feel properly heartened to see that they’re once more in vogue, bringing welcome colour to so many of our plots and as @Saralimback pointed out last week on Twitter they make fabulous cut flowers.

 This one, Chat Noir, is a cactus variety and the colour of richest claret at its heart.  It stopped me in my tracks last week when I saw it on Bob Godfrey’s plot.

Cultivation information from the RHS here.

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2 Responses to “Dahlia Chat Noir”

  1. Kevin September 16, 2012 @ 12:25 am (#)

    Beautiful Dahlia — I also enjoy that dark, almost black color.

    • Southbourne Gardens replied: — September 16th, 2012 @ 8:39 am

      Thank you for taking the time to comment Kevin. This colour seems to be very ‘in’ at the moment.

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