DAHLIA, Mystic Illusion

Accomplished New Zealand breeder Dr. Keith Hammett has spent years working on a distinctive new Dahlia series of fashionable, more contemporary kind of plants perfect for today’s gardens. These beauties are set apart from other Dahlia varieties by their delicate deep mahogany to black foliage topped with masses of rich flower coloured blooms. They have strong sturdy stems and do not require staking. Illusion has vibrant yellow, ribbed sunflower-like blooms with striking orange centers. Mystic Dahlias are low maintenance and are ideal for containers, borders and garden beds. These spectacular flowers attract bees and butterflies. Deadhead spent flowers to extend blooming time.

Bloom TimeConstant colour all summer until first hard frost
HabitUpright
Height18-24 inches (45-61 cm)
Width12-18 inches (30-45 cm)
Companion PlantCompatible with all Tried and True varieties. Looks especially good as a monoculture planter.
WateringRegularly but allow soil to dry slightly between watering
FeedingRegularly with a high nitrogen plant food.
PlantingWell-drained soil in full sun

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