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Dahlia 'Black Wizard' (Dahlia 'Black Wizard')

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
1.2m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
0.8m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Dahlia 'Black Wizard'

Other names: Dahlia 'Black Wizard', Cactus dahlia 'Black Wizard', Dinnerplate dahlia 'Black Wizard', Dinner plate dahlia 'Black Wizard'

Genus: Dahlia Dahlia

Variety or Cultivar: 'Black Wizard' _ 'Black Wizard' is a clump-forming, tuberous perennial with toothed, dark green leaves, purple stems and large, double, deep maroon flowers with purple-black centres blooming from midsummer until autumn.


Dahlia 'Black Wizard' is: Deciduous

Flower: Purple, Maroon, Flushed black in Summer; Purple, Maroon, Flushed black in Autumn

Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

Habit: Clump-forming, Compact, Erect

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids , Capsid bug , Caterpillars , Earwigs , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leaf-mining sawflies , Slugs Aphids , Capsid bug , Caterpillars , Earwigs , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leaf-mining sawflies , Slugs

Diseases: May also be susceptible to viruses and fungal rots.

Specific diseases: Grey mould , Powdery mildew Grey mould , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning: Deadhead to prolong flowering. Cut to near ground level in autumn.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division, Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Dahlia 'Black Wizard' (Dahlia 'Black Wizard') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.8m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging

Cultivation: Grow in a fertile, humus-rich well-drained soil in full sun. Pinch out growing tips to encourage bushy plants. Stake if required. Water freely in dry periods. Lift and store tubers in autumn.

Soil type: Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)


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Botanical name: Dahlia 'Black Wizard'

Other names: Dahlia 'Black Wizard', Cactus dahlia 'Black Wizard', Dinnerplate dahlia 'Black Wizard', Dinner plate dahlia 'Black Wizard'

Genus: Dahlia Dahlia

Variety or Cultivar: 'Black Wizard' _ 'Black Wizard' is a clump-forming, tuberous perennial with toothed, dark green leaves, purple stems and large, double, deep maroon flowers with purple-black centres blooming from midsummer until autumn.


Dahlia 'Black Wizard' is: Deciduous

Flower: Purple, Maroon, Flushed black in Summer; Purple, Maroon, Flushed black in Autumn

Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

Habit: Clump-forming, Compact, Erect

Watch out for

Specific pests: Aphids , Capsid bug , Caterpillars , Earwigs , Glasshouse red spider mite , Leaf-mining sawflies , Slugs

Diseases: May also be susceptible to viruses and fungal rots.

Specific diseases: Grey mould , Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning: Deadhead to prolong flowering. Cut to near ground level in autumn.. REGISTER to read more...

Propagation methods: Division, Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...


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Dahlia 'Black Wizard' (Dahlia 'Black Wizard') will reach a height of 1.2m and a spread of 0.8m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging

Cultivation: Grow in a fertile, humus-rich well-drained soil in full sun. Pinch out growing tips to encourage bushy plants. Stake if required. Water freely in dry periods. Lift and store tubers in autumn.

Soil type: Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun

Aspect: South, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)


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