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.