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Dahlia MYSTIC DAHLIAS™ Mystic Illusion

Dahlia variabilis = ‘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 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.

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.

PK Sheet
USDA Zone: 9 - 11
Height: 20 to 30-inches
51 to 76-centimeters
Spread: 18 to 24-inches
46 to 61-centimeters
Seasons: Early Spring, Spring, Summer, Autumn
Flower Colors: Yellow
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 18,839
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
Crop Timing from Rooted Liners:
4-inch: 6 to 8-weeks with 1 ppp
1-gallon: 10 to 12-weeks with 1 ppp
Other Varieties
in the Collection:
Dahlia MYSTIC DAHLIAS™ Mystic Memories
Dahlia MYSTIC DAHLIAS™ Mystic Spirit
Dahlia MYSTIC DAHLIAS™ Mystic Wonder
Dahlia MYSTIC DAHLIAS™ Mystic Sparkler
Dahlia MYSTIC DAHLIAS™ Mystic Wizard
Dahlia MYSTIC DAHLIAS™ Mystic Dreamer
Dahlia MYSTIC DAHLIAS™ Mystic Enchantment
Dahlia MYSTIC DAHLIAS™ Mystic Fantasy
Dahlia MYSTIC DAHLIAS™ Mystic Haze