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Flowers open orange and fade to muted terracotta – I love it. Very long flowering season and good vase life.

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Genus Dahlia
Group/Species Ball Group

Larger than pompoms and have a spiral arrangement of incurved petals forming a ball-shaped flower. Click here for more information about dahlia groups.

Variety Zundert Mystery Fox
Type Tender Perennial Tuber
Common Name Dahlia
Border Position Middle
Bulb Size I
Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 1m (3ft 3in)
Spacing Plant just under the soil surface, 75cm (30in) apart.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Pot them up undercover March or early April in a generous pot (at least 2 litre) filled with multi-purpose potting compost. Place them in a light, frost-free place and keep the compost moist. Pinch out their growing tips when they have reached about 8" tall. They will have formed bushy plants by the time the frosts have ended and will be in flower by the beginning of July. If you don’t have anywhere to grow the potted tubers, you can put them straight into the ground when the frosts are nearly over, mulching them or protecting with a cloche or protective horticultural fleece if the foliage appears before the frosts are over, but this will delay flowering.
Care Tips Support with a stout stick, tie in every couple of weeks. In the south you can mulch deeply and overwinter them in the ground, alternatively, lift and overwinter your dahlias frost free undercover.
Flowering July - November
Vase Life Change the water regularly and add a dash of cider vinegar or bleach as you do.
Harvesting Flower production - 4 to 5 months
Cooking Notes All dahlia flowers are edible. I use the petals scattered over salad and to decorate a range of puddings.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice & Videos
History of the dahlia

First discovered by Aztec Indians and used for food and medicine, this tuber has an interesting history of cultivation.

Understanding dahlia groups

A list of the different dahlia groups, along with some classification info and an example of a variety in each group.

How to plant and grow dahlia tubers

Discover how to grow strong, healthy dahlias – how to plant, look after and overwinter them, and what to do with your bulbs when they arrive.

How to overwinter dahlia tubers

Sarah discusses the best options for overwintering dahlias – lifting or mulching.

Sublime dark dahlia flower arrangement

Sarah shows you how to make a gorgeous large arrangement of dahlias.

Planting narcissi bulbs with dahlias

Have a beautiful display of flowers in your garden from March to the first frosts with this simple planting technique.

New favourite dahlia arrangement

Sarah shows you how to make a quick arrangement of colourful dahlias.

Growing dahlias in pots

Sarah shows you her favourite dahlia varieties for pots, and gives you some tips on how to grow them successfully.

How to take dahlia cuttings

Watch and learn how to take dahlia cuttings – turn 1 tuber into 10.

How to plant up your dahlia tubers

In this video Sarah shows you how to plant up your dahlia tubers.


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Dahlia 'Zundert Mystery Fox' reviews

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Reviewed 21st April 2020 by Helena

Planted but no sign of life yet

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Reviewed 5th August 2019 by Jocelyn

Grown well but nothing special.

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Reviewed 4th August 2019 by Duncan

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Reviewed 1st August 2019 by Bev

1st bloom ready to pick this evening look forward to having many more.nver grown ball dahlias before!

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Daniel

Very large and strong tubers ,have grown strongly with lots of flower heads/buds . Also great advice from the planting guides included. Would highly recommend :)

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Lyndsay

Tuber is now flowering and is exactly as described

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Reviewed 31st July 2019 by Mrs Climpson

Lots of leaves but no flowers


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Reviewed 3rd November 2018 by Caroline

This is a fabulous dahlia with a lovely colour. I started it off in a 3 litre pot indoors and then planted it out. It grew to 1.3m in sandy soil and produced loads of flowers which were good for cutting. It goes well with Brown Sugar. Highly recommended.


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Reviewed 14th September 2018 by Shan Penty

I bought this as part of the ultimate dahlia collection. I carefully planted and labelled all the tubers I bought ( about twenty pots in all). My (then) fifteen month old Labrador decided to 'play' with the pots.... I managed to retrieve most of them (off our lawn) - but had no idea what was in which pot.... September now and I have a mismatched but BEAUTIFUL selection of dahlias in several areas of the garden. These are my absolute favourite. I think I will lift them and plant them with blues and white flowers next year. The colour is a clear and vibrant orange/coral. They look architectural. They are growing beautifully and have lots of flowers on the plant. They did have a dose of fresh hen muck just after I had planted them in the ground and I think this may have helped feed them. Love love love them!!