Mystic Illusion Dahlia

Dahlia variabilis 'Knockout' PP #18,339

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43574
A star performer for patio, deck or garden border. Masses of bright yellow sunflower-like blooms with prominent orange centers contrast with glossy black foliage to add pizzazz to the summer garden. The compact, sturdy form needs no staking.
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Good to grow...for one season: 6

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Full sun

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

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Botanical PronunciationDAHL-ya
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 a 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 ColorYellow
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 FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - twice-weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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. A tender tuberous perennial in frost-free climates; treat as an annual elsewhere.

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Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 6

Good to grow...for one season