Dahlia Bishop of Llandaff

The Dahlia Bishop of Llandaff is a vibrant and showy flower that belongs to the Asteraceae family. It has deep red petals and a striking dark eye at its centre, making it one of the most visually striking varieties available.

A stunning colour combination of bright red flowers with contrasting dark foliage.

One of our best selling dahlias!

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Specifications:

  • Colour: Red
  • Height: 100cm

    Good For:

    • Beds/borders
    • Cut flowers

    How to grow:

    • Hardiness: Protect from frost
    • Soil Type: Moist but well drained
    • Position: Full sun
    • Bulbs per m2: 5
    • Planting depth: 15cm

    Plant 15cm deep to give the plant a good foundation. Remove dead flowers for a continued vigorous display. It will produce more flowers in full sun although will still perform in semi shade. Water regularly.
    Lift the tuberous root once the foliage has died back and store in peat.

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    More Information

    The Dahlia Bishop of Llandaff is a vibrant and showy flower that belongs to the Asteraceae family. It has deep red petals and a striking dark eye at its centre, making it one of the most visually striking varieties available. The blooms are borne on upright, branching stems.

    Plant your Dahlia Bishop of Llandaff in full sun, in a fertile and well-drained soil. Water well in dry spells, to enjoy a dramatic display of red flowers with dark centres and dark leaves through the summer, all the way up to the first frosts.

    This dahlia is an ideal choice for beds and borders, as well as larger containers. Its strong stems make it suitable for cut flower arrangements too. The plants have good disease resistance and prefer full sun or partial shade in moist but well-drained soil. They should be fed with a high-potassium fertiliser during the growing season to promote healthy growth and flowering. Deadheading spent flowers can also help to prolong the blooming period. With its strong stems and long-lasting blooms, the Dahlia Bishop of Llandaff is an excellent choice for adding vibrant colour and texture to any garden.

    The Dahlia Bishop of Llandaff has been used in gardens for many years, but it has recently become more popular as people recognize its beauty and resilience. The plant’s bold colours make it stand out in flower beds or as part of a larger display like a cutting garden or container planting.

    One of our best selling dahlias!

    Planting Dahlia Tubers

    You can start dahlia tubers off under cover in mid spring, or plant them outside when all risk of frost has passed, usually in April. When planting, make sure dahlia tubers have lots of sun and adequate drainage, plant with the eyes (buds) facing upwards. Place in soil rich in organic matter such as compost or aged manure at a depth of around six inches. Water consistently so that the soil remains moist but not soggy. Place stakes around the dahlia soon after planting and tie it up when necessary. Young leaves are vulnerable to slugs but as the plant matures, they tend to leave them alone.

    Keep your Dahlias blooming from June right through until the first Winter frosts by watering regularly, and fertilising every couple of weeks to encourage growth. Use a general purpose liquid fertiliser with balanced nutrients and dilute according to directions. Always water before applying fertiliser to avoid root burn.

    Finally, remember to deadhead any spent blooms as they appear. This will help encourage more flowers as well as promote a bushier growth habit – making for a fuller looking plant!

    Storing Dahlia Tubers

    Dahlias are not frost hardy and will need to be lifted again in November. At the end of the growing season, you can dig your Dahlia tubers up gently and store them for replanting the following Spring. Cut off all but about 15cm of top growth before doing so, and allow them to dry before storing them in a ventilated box or basket filled with slightly moist sand or vermiculite, and in a cool, dry place.

    Keep the tubers moist throughout the Winter and cut away any sign of rot, replant as soon as the last frosts have come and gone.

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