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DESCRIPTION: This stunning dahlia is a showy bloomer, producing masses of large lavender-pink flowers in mid-summer; wonderful along borders or in containers
BOTANICAL NAME: Dahlia 'Hypnotica Lavender'
GROUP/CLASS: Hypnotica Series
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 45 cm
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 40 cm
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun to partial shade
FLOWER COLOUR: Lavender
FLOWERING TIME: Summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Green
COLD HARDINESS: Annual
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Cut Flower, Attracts Butterflies, Bee Friendly
Hypnotica® Lavender Dahlia features showy lavender daisy flowers with pink overtones and yellow eyes at the ends of the stems from mid to late summer. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its serrated pointy leaves remain green in colour throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Hypnotica® Lavender Dahlia is an herbaceous annual with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.
This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should be cut back in late fall in preparation for winter. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Hypnotica® Lavender Dahlia is recommended for the following landscape applications;
Planting & Growing
Hypnotica® Lavender Dahlia will grow to be about 16 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 16 inches. The flower stalks can be weak and so it may require staking in exposed sites or excessively rich soils. Although it's not a true annual, this plant can be expected to behave as an annual in our climate if left outdoors over the winter, usually needing replacement the following year. As such, gardeners should take into consideration that it will perform differently than it would in its native habitat.
This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.
Hypnotica® Lavender Dahlia is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.
*We must be contacted within 7 days of delivery and plants must be taken care of, unplanted and watered until we can pick them up.
**Cedars & Perennials only come with an in-season warranty only. Warranty does not apply to frost damage, hail damage, wind damage or any other acts of mother nature. Plants must be properly planted, properly watered and cared for. Warranty only applies to items purchased at full price or to a maximum discount of 10% unless otherwise specified.