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Dahlia variabilis 'Bishop's Children'

We've trialled many types of dahlia seeds but this is the only one we've loved. Fantastic colourful dahlia seeds, that are easy to grow and a brilliant companion plant for your veg patch.
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30 seeds

10 seedlings

20 seedlings

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Details:

Type
Tender Perennial
Position
Cutting Garden
Soil
Broad Tolerance
Flowers
July - October, 16 weeks from sowing
Height
90cm (36in)
Group/Species
variabilis
Common name
Dahlia
Moisture
Moist but Well-drained
Aspect
Full Sun
Spread
75cm (30in)
Cultivation
Pot up undercover in spring, place somewhere light and frost-free and keep moist. Pinch out growing tips at 20cm and plant out after last frosts. Alternatively plant straight into the ground when the frosts are nearly over.

Description

Brilliant, richly coloured flowers in deep pink, burnt orange, plum purple and blood red, all set against dark crimson foliage. Overwinter under mulch in the south to be perennial.

It is a brilliant companion plant for the veg garden, drawing in lots of pollinators to up production of your insect-pollinated veg.

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, alternatively, lift and overwinter your dahlias frost free undercover.