Dahlia x hybrida
Gorgeous black foliage and richly colored 3-4” single blooms, good mildew resistance and its reliable perennial-ness makes this a Dahlia to lust for! Variable colors, but reds and oranges are most common in the bloom department. To 3’ tall and bushy, it doesn’t need that silly staking either. If dead-headed, it’ll bloom all Summer into Fall providing great garden contrast, lots of cut flowers and a great pollen source for bumblebees! Great in a container too – 7 gallon size and up.