Mystic Dreamer Dahlia

Dahlia variabilis 'Zone Ten' PP #19,885

A star performer for patio, deck or garden border. Masses of dreamy pink blooms with golden centers contrast with glossy black foliage to add beautiful color and tropical flair to any sunny outdoor space. Compact and sturdy form needs no staking. Patio Perfect!
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9-11: Perennial
Grow as Annual in all zones

Good to Grow...for one season:


Full sun

Water regularly - twice-weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical PronunciationDAHL-ya
LoreWithin the family Compositae, the specific epithet Dahlia variabilis is a hybrid seedling line that came from crossing various original wild species in the early 1800's, and refers to the species' wide range of inflorescence color and shapes.
Average Size at MaturityFast growing; reaches 28 to 30 in. tall, 24 in. wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Summer to Fall
Design IdeasThese beauties are set apart from other Dahlia varieties by their fashionable filigreed deep mahogany to black foliage topped with vivid blooms. Group multiple containers to accent an entrance or create a colorful focal point on patio or deck, or arrange containers around the base of taller potted specimen such as a palm or small tree to create a layered look. Use as an accent in mixed perennial borders, or plant in masses to create a wide swath of dramatic color.
Deciduous/ EvergreenHerbaceous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorBlack
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact, Upright
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Cutting Garden, Accent
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Special FeatureDramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - twice-weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsPeruvian Lily (Alstroemeria); Montbretia (Crocosmia); Aster (Aster); Daylily (Hemerocallis); Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus)

Grows easily in enriched, well-drained soil. Water regularly; keep soil evenly moist but not soggy. Clip faded flowers to extend blooming. Feed monthly during growing season. Tender tuberous perennial in frost-free climates; treat as an annual elsewhere.

This Plant's Growing Zones: ALL

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone:

Grow As Annual in All Zones