Dahlia hybridum
Mystic Sparkler’
formerly ‘Sparkler’

Masses of 3”, brightest-hot-pink flowers with a sunny yellow center glow against deep mahogany foliage. A real eye-catcher! Forms a compact mound of foliage 30” tall by 20” wide and boasts a long Summer bloom period (especially with deadheading) attracting a variety of bees and butterflies. Its dark foliage makes the ideal contrast in a sunny mixed perennial bed, especially when planted next to bright chartreuse-leaved plants. It can really take the heat, but avoid getting the leaves wet to circumvent powdery mildew. Plant in fertile, well-drained soil and give it bloom fertilizer during the flowering period for increased abundance. Cut to the ground in Winter for fresh Spring foliage. Bulbs can be lifted and overwintered indoors where not hardy.

Curious Plantsman

Full Sun
Average Water

Perennial Bulb
USDA zones 9-11
(lift bulbs elsewhere)
(USPP# 28,741)