Hypnotica Icarus Dahlia
Dahlia 'Hypnotica Icarus'
Hypnotica Icarus Dahlia flowers
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Height: 18 inches
Spacing: 18 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
Group/Class: Hypnotica Series
Brand: Dummen Orange
This heat tolerant variety, produces stunning yellow and red double blooms rising above dark green foliage; a perfect way to add visual interest to any garden, border, container or fresh cut flower arrangement; deadhead to encourage new blooms
Hypnotica Icarus Dahlia features showy yellow daisy flowers with red overtones at the ends of the stems from mid spring to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its serrated pointy leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season.
Hypnotica Icarus Dahlia is an herbaceous annual 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. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Hypnotica Icarus Dahlia is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Hypnotica Icarus Dahlia will grow to be about 16 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 18 inches apart. This annual will normally live for one full growing season, needing replacement the following year.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. 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. 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.
Hypnotica Icarus Dahlia is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.