Dahlinova Hypnotica® Red Dahlia
Dahlia 'Hypnotica Red'
Dahlinova Hypnotica® Red Dahlia flowers
(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)
Height: 18 inches
Spread: 16 inches
Hardiness Zone: (annual)
This stunning dahlia is a showy bloomer, producing masses of large deep red flowers with yellow centers in mid-summer; wonderful along borders or in containers
Dahlinova Hypnotica® Red Dahlia features showy red daisy flowers with 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 color throughout the season.
Dahlinova Hypnotica® Red 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.
Dahlinova Hypnotica® Red Dahlia is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Dahlinova Hypnotica® Red 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.
Dahlinova Hypnotica® Red 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.
Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for current availability. It does not include our entire selection of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.