Dahlia 'Mystic Dreamer'

This has pale pink blooms with a magenta stripe on each individual petal, and deep mahogany foliage. More
1 x 2 litre pot 190356-2L £10.95

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This has pale pink blooms with a magenta stripe on each individual petal, and deep mahogany foliage.

Genus Dahlia
Variety Mystic Dreamer
Type Tender Perennial Tuber
Border Position Middle
Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 70cm (28in)
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 Only pick dahlias in full flower. Recut the hollow stem ends under water to avoid airlocks.
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
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Dahlia 'Mystic Dreamer' reviews

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A beautiful dahlia

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Reviewed 25th July 2018 by Ann Petheram

I have used fuchsia plants for height in my pots but decided to try this dahlia.
It has everything.
The plants are sturdy and floriferous, with the dark leaves as a wonderful foil for the other plants . But, above all, it carries such a serene , beautiful and long-lasting blossom.
A new friend.

Very happy customer

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Reviewed 2nd August 2016 by Mary Jean Leach

Received my order around 10th of June (ordered 31st May). Rooted cuttings arrived nicely packed. Planted them out and I have just got my first flower!!! And I can say that it truly is the same as the one in the picture!!! Really, really one happy customer! This is the first time I have ordered from Sarah Raven and I can already say, that there would be a lot more to come!