Dahlia 'Bishop of Auckland'

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

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Variety Bishop of Auckland
Type Tender Perennial Tuber
Border Position Back, Middle
Bulb Size 1
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
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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 !