Advanced Search Filters

Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
Heat Zone
Sunset Zone
Function
Sun Exposure
Soil Moisture
Water Requirement

DAHLIA (MYSTIC WONDER)

Image of Dahlia 'Velvet' (MYSTIC WONDER, MYSTIC SERIES) PPAF

Proven Winners

Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

DAHLIA 'Velvet'( MYSTIC WONDER, MYSTIC SERIES) PPAF

Plant Common Name

Dahlia, Decorative Dahlia, Mystic Wonder Dahlia

General Description

The dahlia hybrid 'Mystic Wonder' bears glossy beet-red foliage and dark red blooms on sturdy compact plants that do not need staking. It is one of the Mystic Series dahlias developed by renowned plant breeder Keith Hammett of Auckland, New Zealand.

Dahlias are tender herbaceous perennials that grow from plump underground tubers to form lush clumps of compound foliage topped with daisy-like blossoms. The single, eight-petaled, blood-red blossoms of 'Mystic Wonder' have a contrasting reddish-brown eye. The strong, dense, well-branched plants stand up to rain and wind.

Few tender perennials beat dahlias as everblooming warm-season bedding plants and cut flowers. They grow best in well-drained, fertile soil and full to partial sun. Remove spent flowers to promote continuous bloom. In cold-winter regions, plant tubers after the last frost date, and lift them in fall for storage in a cool dry location. Cultivars in the Mystic Series are propagated by division and are sold as tubers.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    9 - 11

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Bulb or Corm or Tuber

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    28"-32" / 71.1cm - 81.3cm

  • Width

    20"-26" / 50.8cm - 66.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Summer, Late Summer, Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Red, Dark Red

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Burgundy, Black

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Burgundy, Black

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Burgundy, Black

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Burgundy, Black

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Coarse

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No