Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' - Dahlia  'Bishop of Llandaff'

Common Name: Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'
Genus: Dahlia
Cultivar: 'Bishop of Llandaff'

Category: Bulbs, Corms, Tubers & Rhizomatous Plants
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has interesting foliage
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit, RHS Perfect for Pollinators

Hardiness: Half-HardyHeight: 1.00 m (100 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 0.50 m (50 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Red
Foliage Colour: Purple, RedFlowering Period: July to September

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained

This popular Peony Dahlia grows from an underground tuber, it is normally recommended that the tubers are lifted and stored away in a frost-free place for the winter. A thick mulch over the tubers in situ may suffice though. Dahlia ‘Bishop of Llandaff’ has foliage that is dissected and fern-like, almost black (dark red-purple). The flowers are semi-double 5-6cm across and bright vermillion-red, produced in summer. Dahlia ‘Bishop of Llandaff’ may need staking. It requires a sunny site with fertile humus-rich soil and makes an excellent cut flower.

Garden Care: Stake with canes or brushwood as it becomes necessary. Deadhead and feed regularly to prolong flowering. 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 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. In warmer areas tubers may be left to overwinter in the ground although they may suffer from slug damage particularly in heavy clay soils.

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