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Mystic Illusion Dahlia hybrid

  • Hardy Zones
    • 8 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 18 - 36 Inches
Your order will ship in spring 2018 according to your plant zone.

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$15.99
Size: Quart
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Mystic Illusion Dahlia hybrid
Sun 18 - 36

Features

Giving OTHER plants an INFERIORITY COMPLEX.

Showy star-shaped flowers appear to jump off the dark foliage

Award Winner
Heat Tolerant
Attracts: 
Butterflies

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
18 - 36 Inches
Spacing: 
12 - 16 Inches
Spread: 
12 - 16 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Yellow
Flower Shade: 
Yellow
Foliage Colors: 
Purple
Foliage Shade: 
Black/Purple
Habit: 
Mounded
Container Role: 
Filler

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Moderate
Bloom Time: 
Planting To Frost
Hardiness Zones: 
8a, 8b, 9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: 
Average
Soil Fertility Requirement: 
Average Soil
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Use in mixed combinations, landscapes and beds

Maintenance Notes: 

Dahlias form tubers and these tubers can be stored for replanting in the spring. To dig and store tubers follow these directions. First, allow frost to kill the top of the plant then cut back the stems and dig the tubers. Wash off any soil and then allow the tubers to dry. Wrap dry tubers in newspapers or pack them in peat moss. Label each tuber or group of tubers so you know what they are come spring. Store tubers in a dark, cool (35 to 45 F) place. Do not allow tubers to freeze. Deadheading will encourage additional blooming.

Mystic Illusion is an absolute rock star in the landscape. Its lemon yellow blooms pop against the dark foliage, creating quite a show even when viewed from a distance. The plants are quite resistant to powdery mildew, making them easier for you to manage. Standing 18-36” tall, they also make fantastic thrillers in combination containers.

Fine Gardening Magazine Trial Garden Recommendation.

The Man behind the Mystic

Dr. Keith Hammett is New Zealand's leading professional breeder of ornamental plants.  He originally studied botany at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom and followed with a PhD in plant pathology.  Despite a scientific background and long research history, he sees the creation of ornamental plants as an art form comparable to other areas of aesthetic activity.

Dr. Hammett's dahlias have won top awards at the Royal Horticultural Society's trials and were featrued in the Chelsea Flower Show.  His dahlias are renowned for their bright, vibrant flowers with dark central discs, and dark bronze to black foliage.  His work represents a change in breeding direction for dahlias, which occurred when Dr. Hammett bred with species of dahlia not previoiusly used.  Dr. Hammett was recently awarded the Reginald Cory Cup by RHS for his pioneering work with dahlias.

Mystic Illusion Dahlia hybrid 'Knockout' USPP 18,339
  • I have been trying to order the mystic illusion plant on line to share with my friends. These are the most beautiful plants I have seen for quite a while. Please infor...Thank you

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    rosalyn soller
    Pittsburgh
    Pennsylvania
    United States
    2 years ago
  • Ive grown this plant twice now. Two different plants from greenhouses. This is AMAZING, I don't know if everyone has this success but I have been in two different houses/gardens and this dahlia exceeds the sizing and is closer to 3' tall and 3-4' wide... Ive had it in full sun and this year it was in sun until about 1-2pm and still grew to the size of a bush. If youre looking for a eye catching focal point , this will do the job.

    I tried saving the tubers on the first plant 3 yrs ago and they mushed on me.. I am going to try again this fall and hope they don't mush on me. I have a very hard time finding this plant , most green houses have not heard of it, if they have, they are sold out.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    KIMBERLY Dailey
    Brown City
    Michigan
    United States
    5 years ago
  • I bought this in a 4 inch pot early summer and it grew to a huge two foot by four foot gorgeous plant. Tons of blooms and everyone who saw it loved it. I did nothing but water it. I live where summers are hot so I put it in a place with afternoon shade.
    It finally froze this week. I can't wait till next summer.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Valerie Hart
    6 years ago
  • This is the flower that converted me to growing Dahlias.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Patsy Bell Hobson
    Missouri
    United States
    6 years ago
  • Beautiful,constant flowers and fills beautifully. Very hardy

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Dawn Evanson
    Illinois
    United States
    6 years ago
  • Gorgeous plant, put 2 in my half barrel and they filled it up. Must get more.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Cindy
    Pennsylvania
    United States
    6 years ago
  • I LOVE this flower, mine are coming back after a hard winter for Central Florida

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Sherri Colbert
    Florida
    United States
    6 years ago
  • Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Patricia
    Pennsylvania
    United States
    6 years ago
  • Bought as 18" high container in early May. Bloomed beautifully in full sun, until 1 wk before first frost. Mid-summer requires water 1-2/daily in full sun, bounces back if wilted for a 1-2 days with minimum leaf lose. My favourite plant this year.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    David Jakoby
    Wisconsin
    United States
    6 years ago
  • love this unique plants colors

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Chris
    California
    United States
    6 years ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial
2012 Hall of Fame Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2011 Top Performers Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2011 Top Performers Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2010 Gold Medal Champaign County Illinois Master Gardener Idea Garden
2010 Gold Medal Champaign County Illinois Master Gardener Idea Garden
2010 Gold Medal Champaign County Illinois Master Gardener Idea Garden
2010 Top Performer Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2010 Top Performer Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2010 Top Performer Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2010 Gold Medal Champaign County Illinois Master Gardener Idea Garden
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