Dahlia x hybrida
Gorgeous black foliage & richly colored 3-4” single blooms, good mildew resistance & its reliable perennial-ness makes this a Dahlia to lust for! Variable colors, but reds & oranges are most common in the bloom department. To 3’ tall & 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 & a great pollen source for bumblebees! Great in a container too – 7 gallon size & up.