Dahlia ‘Twyning’s After Eight’ is one of the most popular of the dark foliage dahlias. The flowers are large and luminous, with pale pink veins and golden yellow centres, making a beautiful contrast with the purple-black foliage.
I had always assumed that this dusky dahlia was linked to Twinings tea, despite the ‘y’, the apostrophe and the thought of tea in the evening. In my rose days, I got several calls from their marketing team, keen to forge an alliance. Now I suspect Cadbury’s After Eights may have been the inspiration.
3 Replies to “Dahlia ‘Twyning’s After Eight’”
Beautiful one, love those dark stems and leaves.
Luscious and what foliage!
Which is why you cannot possibly walk a garden without a camera. What a charmer! Thank you!
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