Life Cycle Annual, Perennial
Planting Season Spring
Color Black
Growth Habit Upright
Bloom Season Summer through Late Fall

Plant Characteristics Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Easy to Grow & Maintain, Fast Growing
Use Cut Flower Garden
Growing Conditions Outdoor

About Black Narcissus - Dahlia Bulbs (Semi-Cactus)


Seed Type Tuber
Plant Type Semi-Cactus

Gardeners are drawn to the dramatic and magical Black Narcissus. It’s a semi-cactus dahlia that has narrow, pointy double flowers. With dark green leaves and deep red (almost black) blooms, it seems to belong in a museum but is quite easy to put on display in your own landscape!

Planting Information

Planting Black Narcissus - Dahlia Bulbs (Semi-Cactus)

Planting Season Spring
Light Requirement Full Sun
Planting Depth Deep Enough to Cover with 2 inches of Soil
Plant Height Up to 36 inches
Plant Spacing 12 to 18 inches
Water Needs Average
Hardiness Zones 8, 9, 10, 11
Bulb Size No. 1 (2 to 3 eyes)
View our Dahlia Planting Guide to learn more.


Recommended Coverage
2 Tubers / Spring-Planted | Ships in Spring Up to 0.75 Sq. Ft
4 Tubers / Spring-Planted | Ships in Spring Up to 1.5 Sq. Ft
8 Tubers / Spring-Planted | Ships in Spring Up to 2.75 Sq. Ft

Companions Plants

Companion Plants for Black Narcissus - Dahlia Bulbs (Semi-Cactus)