Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'

dahlia tuber

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  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: half hardy (may need winter protection)

    Striking, semi-double, bright vermilion-red flowers appear from July to September above the deeply divided, dark bronze-red leaves. This popular, peony-flowered dahlia requires a sunny site with fertile, humus-rich soil. Perfect for a planting scheme based on 'hot' colours, the tubers must be lifted and over-wintered in a frost-free place in all but the warmest areas.

  • Garden care: Dahlia tubers can be planted outside after frost, or started off in pots under glass in late winter to early spring. Plant them horizontally approximately 12cm deep, making sure the ‘eyes’ are uppermost. Allow enough room between each tuber so the plants can grow and spread to their full size without being over-crowded. While in growth, provide a high-nitrogen liquid feed each week in June, then a high-potash fertiliser each week from July to September. Stake with canes or brushwood if it becomes necessary. In mild areas, leave them in situ over winter, but protect the crown with a generous layer of dry mulch. In colder areas, carefully lift and clean the tubers once the first frosts have blackened the foliage and allow them to dry naturally indoors. Then place the dry tubers in a shallow tray, just covered with slightly moist potting compost, sand or vermiculite and store in a frost-free place until planting out again.

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5.0

Beautiful colours

By Sylwia

from Essex

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  • Attractive
  • Healthy

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    Comments about Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff':

    I planted mine near a penstemon 'Raven', Physocarpus Diabolo and other purple coloured dahlias. I loved the end result. I'm hoping to add a few more "Bishop of Llandaff" this year.The plant was strong and healthy and performed very well despite being neglected for a while in the summer.

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    5.0

    Best Dahlia

    By Fluter

    from Mixed border

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      • Outdoors
      • Patio

      Comments about Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff':

      Best pure Dahlia with fantastic dark foliage. Not hardy needs lifting or lots of mulch over-winter. Most prolific growth and flowering when in planted in a pot so worth considering locating pots in border and removing to shelter in the winter.

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        Hi Crocus I live in a flat and have pots outside my external front door. What plants can I grow in pots, in semi shade that will attract the bees? Thank you for your help. Kind regards Guy
        Asked on 29/7/2009 by Guy Smith

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          Hello Guy, The following plants would be suitable for your pots. Forget-me-not (Myosotis species) Bellflowers (Campanula species) Cranesbill (Geranium species) Dahlia - single-flowered species and cultivars Hellebores (Helleborus species) Japanese anemone (Anemone ?? hybrida) Fritillaries (Fritillaria species) Grape hyacinth (Muscari species) Hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis) Siberian squill (Scilla siberica) Winter aconite (Eranthis hyemalis) Box (Buxus sempervirens) Christmas box (Sarcococca species) I hope this helps, Helen Plant Doctor

          Answered on 30/7/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
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