Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'

dahlia

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The best dark-foliage, clear red-dahlia -this semi-double is an old-variety - a tough virus-resistant performer from the 1920s

Val Bourne - Garden Writer


  • 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: Provide a high-nitrogen liquid feed each week in June, then a high-potash fertiliser each week from July to September. Once the first frosts of autumn have blackened the foliage, carefully lift and clean the tubers and allow them to dry naturally indoors. Place the dry tubers in a shallow tray, just covered with slightly moist potting compost, sand or vermiculite. Store in a frost-free place, checking frequently over the winter months.

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4.8

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  • Attractive (4)
  • Accurate instructions (3)
  • Healthy (3)

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  • Garden (3)
  • Outdoors (3)

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5.0

I would highly recommend this plant

By ire

from leics

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors

    Comments about Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff':

    Faultless plant and packaging brilliant

    • Your Gardening Experience:
    • Experienced
     
    5.0

    What a joy

    By Maggi

    from Cornwall

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accurate Instructions
    • Attractive
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden

      Comments about Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff':

      It arrived looking healthy -I planted it in a large tub. It flowered within Three weeks and continued flowering until mid-November. Such attractive flowers against the dark leaves. It was a real joy.

      • Your Gardening Experience:
      • Experienced
       
      5.0

      Crocus have scored again

      By Oldie

      from Westgate Kent

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Healthy
      • Vibrant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Garden
        • Outdoors
        • Patio

        Comments about Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff':

        Both plants produced wonderful displays until the frost's. Reply good value for tubs

        • Your Gardening Experience:
        • Experienced

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Bold and Striking

        By jwren

        from Ireland

        Pros

        • Accurate Instructions
        • Attractive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Garden
          • Outdoors
          • Patio

          Comments about Crocus Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff':

          This is a great plant, very striking and a real point of interest in the garden. I found it grew better once planted rather than in a pot.

          • Your Gardening Experience:
          • Keen but clueless

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            Plants for outside my front door

            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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