Dahlia Mystic Wonder (‘Velvet’) is the latest addition to the Mystic Series bred by Keith Hammett of Auckland, New Zealand. Dr. Hammett is known as one of the top breeders in New Zealand and has introduced many fun and profitable varieties for growers over the years. The vibrant, single, deep red velvet-like flowers of Mystic Wonder contrast beautifully with the deep purplish mahogany foliage of these bold tender perennials. The plants are upright and long-stemmed but don't require staking. They are strong, hardy plants with a profusion of blooms. The colorful flowers appear continuously and are attractive to bees and butterflies. Remove the old buds from spent flowers to encourage heavier flowering. Dahlia Mystic Wonder makes a perfect border plant, is great in containers, and is ideal for cut flowers having exceptional vase life. This dahlia will add a dramatic touch to the landscape wherever it is planted.
• Unique velvet textured blooms, rich blood red in color.
• Glossy mahogany-black foliage, off the chart for darkness.
• Bright outward facing single blooms.
• USDA Zone 9. (20°F or -6°C).
Dahlia Mystic Wonder ('Velvet'): PPAF