A large cactus-type dinnerplate dahlia, Lisonette is not for the faint of heart. Vivid yellow blooms with red streaks and tips grow up to 8" across and are borne on sturdy 30-36" stems in midsummer and continue until frost. They'll pop in arrangements and add pizazz to containers when other plants are drooping in the summer heat. 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 ?Lisonette'