Deep mahogany to black lacquered foliage is topped from mid summer with contrasting bright yellow ribbed, sunflower like blooms with prominent orange centres. Ideal to add a riot of colour to the border or as a star performer in pots and planters, this Dahlia (height 50cm/1.6ft, spread 40cm/1.3ft) is a real showpiece! It grows best in full sun, in rich, moisture retentive soil. Tubors can be lifted in autumn and stored in a dark, dry place until any danger of frost has passed the following year, when they can be replanted. Alternatively use plenty of mulch to protect from frosts in the winter.