Dahlia Arabian Night

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Introducing the Arabian Nights Dahlia (Dahlia 'Arabian Night')! An enormous Dahlia with multiple rows of cupped petals, in a bruised, deep-burgundy to maroon hue! The depth of the color is sure to stand out among lighter-hued flowers and attract pollinators from near and far!

The succulent green foliage emerges early in the spring followed by the non-stop blooms that last from summer until frost, giving you a very long season of bloom! Whether in porch pots, planters or garden beds alike any sunny area with fertile, moist soil will keep the blooms returning! Dahlia flowers readily return with just a bit of deadheading.

The symmetrically arranged petals unfurl into enormous pom-poms of saturated, deep, dramatic color! Pollinators will adore these blossoms as much as you will! Adding mysterious color and drama to landscape beds and planters alike!

Planting and Application:

Add these huge flowers as mystifying in floral design vases or bouquets as they are edging garden beds and cutting garden borders. The dark blooms compliment Cottage and Perennial beds and borders as they do porch, balcony and patio pots and containers!

The dramatic coloration stands out among mixed planting and is delightful in butterfly gardens as they are nestled between larger shrubs and perennials, easily tucking into an existing garden or planter due to their smaller, compact size.

  • Dramatic Dark Burgundy Blooms
  • Full Pom-Poms of Cupped Petals
  • Succulent Green Foliage
  • Long-Lasting Blossoms
  • Porch, Patio, Balcony Pots & Sunny Garden Beds

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Dahlia typically die back to the ground after the first frost, so northern gardeners should dig their tubers and store them in a garage or cold shed, but warm climates can keep these in the ground and once spring temperatures arrive they will begin growing anew. Plant in moderately moist, fertile soil that won't become soggy. Mulch the site well to hold in water and insulate the tubers.

Dahlia tubers can be dug up in fall after frost and stored in all growing zones! The foliage will fade in the fall and wilt with colder nights. In very cold climates, to save your tubers for the next year, dig up the plants after the first frost. Let them dry out, and then place in paper bags or boxes in a cool place. Throughout the winter, sprinkle a little water on the tubers if they are dry. If you live in a warmer frost-free climate, leave them in the ground and just trim out stems to keep your plants looking their best; fresh growth will appear in the spring.

  • Full Sun & Appreciates Afternoon Shade
  • Enriched Organic & Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Yet Consistent Moisture
  • Deadhead Frequently to Keep Blooms Returning
  • These Heavy Blossoms May Need Support

Arabian Nights Dahlia has such a dramatic color and symmetrical beauty that you will certainly start your Dahlia obsession! With its intense color and long-lasting blooms, you'll be glad you did! Start growing these delightful blossoms this year at NatureHills.com!

We will ship your bulbs based on the correct planting time for your area.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Dahlia Arabian Night Is Suited to Grow in Zones Annual in All Growing Zones
Growing Zones Annual in All Growing Zones
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Dahlia 'Arabian Night'
Type Annual
Mature Height 38 - 40 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Dark Maroon
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Foliage Yellows
Fragrant No