Dahlia 'Bishop of Auckland'

Dahlia 'Bishop of Auckland' is almost the perfect dahlia, with velvety, crimson, single flowers and dark crimson leaves. More
1 tuber 229116-1 £4.50 Delivery late February
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3 tubers 229116-3 £9.95 Delivery late February
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When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.
6 tubers 229116-6 £18.50 Delivery late February
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When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.

Or buy this as part of our Ultimate Dahlia Collection and The Sublime Dark Dahlia Collection.

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Dahlia 'Bishop of Auckland' is almost the perfect dahlia, with velvety, crimson, single flowers and dark crimson leaves.

Tubers should be potted up when they arrive and be kept in a light, frost-free place until the frosts are over and then be planted into the garden. They come with full planting, spacing and cultivating instructions for beginner gardeners.

Genus Dahlia
Variety Bishop of Auckland
Group Bishop, Miscellaneous Group

For more information on dahlia groups, click here.

Type Tender Perennial Tuber
Border Position Back, Middle
Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 90cm (36in)
Spacing Plant 30cm (12in) deep, 75cm (30in) apart.
Care Tips Support with a stout stick, tie in every couple of weeks. In the south you can mulch deeply and overwinter them in the ground.
Flowering July - November
Vase Life Only pick dahlias in full flower. Recut the hollow stem ends under water to avoid airlocks.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Advice & Videos
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Delivery

Bulb Delivery - When in stock, outdoor bulbs are normally despatched within 2-3 working days. During the busy months of February and September/October, it can take up to two weeks for delivery, due to the number of orders being processed. Please note, we despatch all of our orders in the order they were placed.

Plant Delivery - When in stock, please allow up to 4 working days for despatch.

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Lovely but not very successful!

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Reviewed 25th September 2016 by E Brown

Bought three of these, only one is flowering, but that one is lovely and has had lots of flowers.

Best bishop for bees!

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Reviewed 4th January 2015 by Arthur Parkinson

The bumblees could not leave this bishop dahlia alone last summer. It grows tall with beautiful seaweed blacky green leaves and stems producing a profusion of single claret petal flowers with yellow orange centres. I'm planting lots more this year as the bees favoured this one out of many different bishops the most !