Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'

dahlia

2 litre pot
pot size guide
£9.99 Buy
+
-

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

All you can buy delivered for £4.99

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Flower colour: bright vermilion-red
  • Other features: excellent cut-flowers
  • 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.

Geum 'Prinses Juliana'

avens syn. Princess Juliana

Fiery orange flowers

£8.99 Buy

Lobelia × speciosa 'Vedrariensis'

lobelia

Long tubular flowers on the upright spike

£7.99 Buy

Crocosmia 'Lucifer'

montbretia

Bright red flowers are ideal cut flowers

£7.99 Buy

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
 
4.0

(based on 1 review)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Reviewed by 1 customer

Displaying review 1

Back to top

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Bold and Striking

By jwren

from Ireland

Pros

  • Accurate Instructions
  • Attractive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors
    • Patio

    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

    Comment on this review

     

    Do you want to ask a question about this?

    If so, click on the button and fill in the box below. We will post the question on the website, together with your alias (bunnykins, digger1, plantdotty etc etc) and where you are from (Sunningdale/Glasgow etc). We'll also post the answer to your question!
    1 Question | 1 Answer
    Displaying question 1
    • Q:

      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 7/29/2009 by Guy Smith

      1 answer

      • A:

        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 7/30/2009 by Crocus Helpdesk
    Displaying question 1

    Do you have a question about this product? 

    Cottage garden

    The traditional cottage garden was an intensive, yet carefree mixture of fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers all crowded into a tiny space. Today, this informal charm can be recreated using modern varieties that largely take care of themselves around an

    Read full article

    Cordyline

    Cordylines are tufted evergreen shrubs that originate from Southeast Asia and the Pacific rim, where they mature to form awkwardly shaped stubby trees with tufts of spiky leaves that resemble huge pineapple tops at the end of each branch. In this country

    Read full article

    Annuals, biennials, bulbous, and tuberous plants for the cutting garden

    At some stage in June, your garden will be a glorious affair full of scent and soft flower. Placing a posy from the garden, close to a family hub like the kitchen table, unites your home and garden as effectively as having a huge picture window. You don’t

    Read full article

    Dahlias for the summer garden

    Come March even the most reluctant fair weather gardener is sure to be lured outside by spring sunshine and brighter light. There's plenty to do in the borders, especially after this winter's deluge, and every dry day is a chance to tidy, weed, dig or s

    Read full article