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Mystic Spirit Dahlia

Dahlia 'Best Bett'

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Mystic Spirit Dahlia (Dahlia 'Best Bett') at Roger's Gardens

Mystic Spirit Dahlia flowers

Mystic Spirit Dahlia flowers

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Height:  30 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  9b

Group/Class:  Mystic Series

Brand:  Plant Haven

Description:

These sweet peach colored flowers sitting atop black glossy foliage are perfect for adding a splash of colour and flare to any patio container or garden; a compact, sun-loving variety makes it perfect for warmer climates; does not need staking

Ornamental Features

Mystic Spirit Dahlia features showy lightly-scented peach daisy flowers with black eyes and gold anthers at the ends of the stems from mid to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its attractive glossy pointy leaves remain black in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Mystic Spirit Dahlia is an herbaceous perennial with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Mystic Spirit Dahlia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Mystic Spirit Dahlia will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Mystic Spirit Dahlia is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features