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DAHLIA (MYSTIC DREAMER)

Image of Dahlia 'Zone Ten' (MYSTIC DREAMER, MYSTIC SERIES) PP19885

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Family

Asteraceae

Botanical Name

DAHLIA 'Zone Ten'( MYSTIC DREAMER, MYSTIC SERIES) PP19885

Plant Common Name

Dahlia, Decorative Dahlia, Mystic Dreamer Dahlia, Zone Ten Dahlia

Special Notice

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General Description

A real showstopper when in bloom, contrasting bicolor daisy-like flowers atop dark foliage, this is half-hardy hybrid dahlia developed in New Zealand. Mystic Dreamer dahlia -- cultivar 'Zone Ten' -- produces showy pink and white, single-form flowers and burgundy-black leaves with bluntly teethed edges. Each flower petal is pink, but develops white bands on the out edges and a basal blush of rusty dark pink. Plants are well-branched, forming a compact, upright oval silhouette that does not required staking. Each flower displays eight petals surrounding a small rusty mahogany center edged with golden stamens.

Few tender perennials beat dahlias as everblooming warm-season bedding plants and cut flowers. These herbaceous tender perennials have bulbous underground tubers. The blooms are cheerfully bright and long-lasting. Cutting off spent flowers encourages continued flower production on 'Zone Ten'.

Mystic Series dahlias grow best in well-drained, fertile soil and full to partial sun. In cold winter regions, plant tubers after the danger of frost has passed. In frost-free subtropical areas, they can be planted in fall for continuous winter color. Dahlias are cold sensitive and their tuberous roots should be lifted and overwintered in cool dry locations where not hardy. Grow them in containers and as bedding plants when days are sunny and warm and the nights are comfortably cool.

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

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Yellow, Purple, Orange, Pink, Salmon, Lavender

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor, Striped

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Burgundy, Black

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Burgundy, Black

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • 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