**I've added two more photos of D. imperialis on the Dahlia page. These were taken yesterday (11-26-05). They have been withstanding nippy weather with rain and winds. http://pacificbulbsociety.org/pbswiki/index.php/… s. -- susan hayek, North Coast of CA, USA, zone 9b, Sunset zone 17. 15 miles south of Eureka, CA, overlooking the Eel River, with a peek of the ocean.