(tuber in pot with soil, not yet sprouting)
Yellow flowers with thin, red edges. With their soft, quilled petals and vibrant colors, dahlias add a burst of color and life to your late-summer gardens. Decorative dahlias produce more, but smaller blooms than their Dinnerplate cousins. The mid-sized flowers are great for fresh-cut bouquets and arrangements.
(above description from Dutchbulbs.com)
Botanical Name : Dahlia 'Lake Ontario' Ship As : Bare Root Size : NO.1 Lift In Fall: 3-8 Suggested Uses: Borders, Bouquets, Cut Flowers, Showy Flowers, Deer Resistant Flower Color : Red, Yellow Flower Form : 51/2 fully double without a centeral disc Foliage Type : Mid green, pinnate leaves with ovate leaflets Mature Spread : 18 - 24 inches Spacing: 18 - 24 inches Growing Tips Planting Instructions : 2" deep and 18 - 24" apart Soil Moisture : Well drained Will Tolerate : Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil Pruning Instructions : Remove spent flower heads to encourage more blooms and maintain a neat appearance. Winter Care : Dahlias are not hardy. Dig the tubers in fall and store in dry peatmoss in a cool, dry and frost free location. Dry tubers for a few days (preferably outside) before storing! Planting Depth :2" deep Watering Requirements :Average water needs. Water regularly, do not overwater. Fertilization Requirements :Once per year Special Care :Not needed
(info from Dutchbulbs.com)