Dahlia 'Zundert Mystery Fox'

A beautiful dahlia whose flowers open orange and fade to muted terracotta – I love it. More
1 tuber 229299-1 £3.95 Delivery late February
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3 tubers 229299-3 £10.95 Delivery late February
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1 x 3 litre plant 229299-3L £9.95 Delivery late May
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Flowers open orange and fade to muted terracotta – I love it. Very long flowering season and good vase life.

Our dahlias:

  • are first class, healthy tubers – the largest and best you can buy.
  • come with full planting, spacing and cultivating instructions for beginner gardeners
  • tubers should be potted up when they arrive and be kept in a light, frost-free place until the frosts are over and then be planted into the garden.

Genus Dahlia
Group/Species Ball Group
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
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Dahlia 'Zundert Mystery Fox' reviews

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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!!