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Dahlia MYSTIC DAHLIAS™ Mystic Spirit

Dahlia variabilis = ‘Best Bett’

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 kinds 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 Spirit = ‘Best Bett’ has pale pink-white blooms with a strong magenta stripe on the individual petals. Mystic Enchantment has unique fire engine blooms with elegant central dark discs. Mystic Fantasy has sun-kissed flamingo pink blooms with a soft yellow halo, raspberry eye, and dark disc. Mystic Haze has sun-kissed apricot-orange blooms with soft yellow halo and dark central discs. Mystic Illusion has bright yellow, ribbed sunflower-like blooms with prominent orange centers. Mystic Memories has antiqued soft peach toned blooms with brushed red highlights and dark central disc. Mystic Spirit has soft apricot, ribbed blooms with blush peach overtones, and an elegant dark center. Mystic Wonder has velvet-textured blooms, rich blood red in color with elegant dark 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 the 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: PP 20,954

PK Sheet
USDA Zone: 9 - 11
Height: 20 to 31-inches
51 to 79-centimeters
Spread: 18 to 24-inches
46 to 61-centimeters
Seasons: Early Summer, Summer, Autumn
Flower Colors: Apricot
Foliage Colors: Mahogany to Black
Light Levels: Full-Sun
Hardiness / Vigor: Half Hardy
Growth Habit: Compact-rounded
Usage: Borders, Container Gardens, Containers, Garden border, Gardens, Landscapes, Mass landscape planting, Pollinator Plant, Pots
Patent Status: PP 20,954
Origin: New Zealand

Grower Culture

Media: Well-draining media
pH: 5.5pH to 6.2pH
Fertilization: High | 225 ppm
Light: High
Water: Well-Drained to Moderate
Growing Temp Day: 62°F to 70°F | 17°C to 17°C
Growing Temp Night: 55°F to 60°F | 13°C to 13°C
Pinching: Yes
Other Varieties
in the Collection:
Dahlia MYSTIC DAHLIAS™ Mystic Memories
Dahlia MYSTIC DAHLIAS™ Mystic Wonder
Dahlia MYSTIC DAHLIAS™ Mystic Sparkler
Dahlia MYSTIC DAHLIAS™ Mystic Wizard
Dahlia MYSTIC DAHLIAS™ Mystic Illusion
Dahlia MYSTIC DAHLIAS™ Mystic Dreamer
Dahlia MYSTIC DAHLIAS™ Mystic Enchantment
Dahlia MYSTIC DAHLIAS™ Mystic Fantasy
Dahlia MYSTIC DAHLIAS™ Mystic Haze