DAHLIA MYSTIC DESIRE - NZ GARDENER MAGAZINE PLANT OF THE MONTH - NOVEMBER 2009
Flowering continuously from late spring into summer, it's compact in habit and incredibly easy care. For true drama, try planting natives alongside your 'Mystic Desire', such as Astelia 'Silver Spear', Coprosma 'Karo Red' or phormiums. Or for the wow factor, team it with the lime green flowers of Euphorbia 'Kea'. This stunning dahlia also makes a dramatic container plant. Best grown in full sun and in rich, moisture retentive soil, Dahlia 'Mystic Desire' is available in leading garden centres now as as Colour Solutionz. Also in the range are Dahlia ' Mystic Illusion' (yellow), 'Mystic Spirit' (peach) and 'Mystic Dreamer' (pink candy stripe).
Gardening Solutionz and NZ Gardener have five plants to giveaway. To enter the draw, write your details on the back of an envelope and send to Dahlia 'Mystic Desire' giveaway, NZ Gardener, PO Box 6341, Wellesley St, Auckland 1141 by 30 November 2009 or email email@example.com.
Congratulations to Georgina Anderson, Glennis Shelton, Karlee Hewitt, Susan Head and Yvonne Johnston who each won a Dahlia 'Mystic Desire'.