The bedding dahlia is an annual and is easiest to grow as new plants are often raised from seed and it requires little attention after planting out. Always dig in organic matter before planting out and dead head regularly to prolong the flowering. Dahlias are thirsty and hungry plants. Water in dry weather and occasionally feed with liquid fertiliser. A well drained fertile soil is needed as is a sunny spot. ‘Lubega Power Dark Orange is a bedding type dahlia and has orange flowers.