Dahlia plants are must-have plants for spectacular colour that lasts until the frosts. These dahlias have simple open flowers in a range of bright colours to delight us and to attract pollinating insects. But it's not just the flowers that add a wow to the border, dahlias with dark leaves and stems are attractive even before the flowers appear. Dead head the flowers as they fade for a continuous display
Use dwarf dahlia varieties in containers or as border edging plants. Partner dark-leaved dahlias with ornamental grasses and rudbeckias or combine them with tropical plants such as cannas for brilliant late summer colour.