Dahlia 'Mystery Day' - TuberDahlia sp 'Mystery Day'
For a sunny summer garden
Large-Flowered Dahlia 'Mystery Day' will reward you with a great flowering throughout the summer months from July until the first frost. The dahlia must be the most pleasing of all summer flowers. If you choose this type of Dahlia, you will experience a lot of joy in your garden for a relatively low price. If you keep your Dahlia 'Mystery Day' frost-free in winter it will bring you pleasure for years.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show morePlant your dahlia tubers during the spring in flower pots, planters or along a border. 'Mystery Day' dahlias are sensitive to frost, so plant them after the frost period. A good time to plant them in the ground would be between late April and mid-May. Prepare a suitable hole, loosen the soil well and fill the hole with fertile soil. Place the 'Mystery Day' tubers carefully into the hole spaced about 50 cm apart, cover them with 3-5 cm of soil. Press the soil gently and water immediately. Dahlias will bloom best in complete sunshine.
Large-Flowered Dahlia 'Mystery Day' is great for the borderDahlia 'Mystery Day' is a favourite plant for several gardeners. These striking purple-red dahlias with white tips are real eye-catchers in the border. You can combine them with beautiful Gladiolus Callianthus 'Murielae' and Phlox 'White Admiral'.
Show moreFertilize your dahlias on a monthly basis throughout the flowering period until the first frost. Deadhead the faded flowers to prolong the flowering period. Prevent the soil from drying out during dry periods. This dahlia is quite tall, as a result, it is sometimes necessary to provide a support for its flower stems.
Dahlias can be preserved during the winterDahlia tubers can easily be overwintered. If you want to do this, dig up the plants after the first night frost. Then cut all stems off 15 cm above the tuber. Attach a label with the name of the dahlia to remind yourself for the next year. Shake the soil from the dahlia tubers and place in a box with peat dust or sharp sand. Store the dahlia tubers in a frost-free area such as a garden shed or greenhouse. Next spring you can plant the dahlia tubers again and they will reward you with their wonderful flowers!
Show moreIf you want your plants to flower earlier you can 'withdraw' them. Place them in a shallow tray in moist compost at 15-20˚ C during the month of April. When shoots begin to appear, place them in potting compost. By the beginning of May, they will get used to the outdoor temperature and you can plant them from mid-May onwards in either your garden or in a pot.
Dahlias make excellent cut flowersDahlia 'Mystery Day' makes an excellent cut flower that lasts a long time in a vase. The best time to cut dahlias is early in the day.Put the stems directly into a large vase of lukewarm water along with cut flower food.
- Extra information
Latin name Dahlia sp 'Mystery Day' Delivery type Supplied as bulb or tuber Guarantee 100% growth and flowering guarantee Color Purple, White Light preference full sun , partial sun Scented not scented Flowers for cutting yes Flowering period July - October Growing height 80 - 100 cm Planting distance 40 - 50 cm Planting depth 10 - 15 cm