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 Lans
Registered or introduced: 1994
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Section:

Decorative

Flower Size:

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

Bloom Color:

White

Purple, Wine, Violet

Bicolor

Pruning:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Smooth-Textured

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)

Danger:

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

Regional

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

Williamsburg, 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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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

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

This plant is beau'tiful really love it

Positive

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

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

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.