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The name alone evokes mystery and romance, and Labyrinth doesn't disappoint. Whether enjoyed in the garden, or cut and brought indoors for arrangements, the sensory pleasure of these 8-10" tropical colored, other-worldly flowers cannot be overstated. While dahlias may look difficult to grow, they're remarkably easy—they need staking in windy places only if perfectly straight stems are desired. Lifting in fall may also be optional in temperate climates such as our Zone 6b. We mulch heavily and let them be and are rarely disappointed. Planted in masses, Dahlias will fill gaps that develop in the perennial border and make excellent potted plants (1 tuber in a 12" pot). They prefer full sun, though partial shade will work in the South, and they like rich soil and even moisture. With few pests or diseases to trouble them, these dahlias will keep blooming when other annuals and perennials peter out. They're long lived in arrangements too, lasting 7-10 days without fail. Easy-to-grow dahlias are not bothered by deer, rabbits or other garden pests, though bees and butterflies love them. Dahlia decorative 'Labyrinth'