Dahlia Mystic Illusion = ‘Knockout’
Eminent NZ breeder Dr. Keith Hammett has spent years refining Gran’s favorites to come up with a distinctive new Dahlia series of stylish, more contemporary kind of plants just right for today’s gardens. These beauties are set apart from other Dahlia varieties by their fashionable filigreed deep mahogany to black foliage topped with vivid blooms. Unlike their forebears, they do not require staking. Topping off their instant appeal are masses of demure single flowers in superb colors suited to a wide range of uses.
Dahlia Mystic Illusion = ‘Knockout’ has bright yellow, ribbed sunflower-like blooms with prominent orange centers.
Grouped together they are ideal to add a riot of color to either the tropical or perennial garden border, or as a star performer in pots and planters on the patio or deck. They perform best in full sun in rich moisture retentive soil. Deadhead spent flowers to prolong blooming season. They will die down in winter before erupting again the following spring.
Origin: New Zealand
Description / Plant Notes:
- Half hardy
- Compact clumping habit, no staking required, 31" x 24"
- Rich moist garden soils in full sun
- Bright outward facing blooms
Patent Status: USPP #18,839