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PlantFiles: Dinner Plate Dahlia, Dinnerplate Dahlia
Dahlia 'Mystery Day'

Family: Asteraceae (ass-ter-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dahlia (DAHL-ya) (Info)
Cultivar: Mystery Day
Hybridized by van der Lans; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1994

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3 vendors have this plant for sale.

17 members have or want this plant for trade.


Flower Size:
Medium - 6 to 8 inches (150 to 200 mm) diameter

Bloom Color:
Purple, Wine, Violet

Unknown - Tell us

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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3 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive avazquez On Nov 20, 2014, avazquez from sonora, IA wrote:

This plant is beau'tiful really love it

Positive greathorse On Dec 10, 2008, greathorse from Gladwin, MI (Zone 5a) wrote:

this is not a 'dinner plate dahlia' for me either but it is definately a keeper for my garden.

Positive bigcityal On Dec 3, 2005, bigcityal from Menasha, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Not quite to what I would call dinnerplate size, but very nice color.

Neutral mystic On Aug 31, 2002, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

In warmer climates you maybe able to leave the tubers in the ground with heavy mulch. But for me in Zone 6 I have to dig the tubers before first frost.Clean and let dry good.Pack in dry peat and store in cool dry place.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Red Bay, Alabama
Saint David, Arizona
Malvern, Arkansas
Lakewood, California
Oakhurst, California
Bartow, Florida
Pinellas Park, Florida
Lexington, Kentucky
Worcester, Massachusetts
Gladwin, Michigan
Harrison, Michigan
Florence, Mississippi
Trenton, New Jersey
Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Lynchburg, Ohio
Mentor, Ohio
Springfield, Ohio
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Knoxville, Tennessee
Moscow, Tennessee
Fritch, Texas
Greenville, Texas
Kermit, Texas
Richardson, Texas
Tyler, Texas (2 reports)
Grapeview, Washington
Kalama, Washington
Menasha, Wisconsin

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