Dahlia variabilis 'Bishop's Children'
In this mix
|Sow Under Cover|
|Direct Sow/ Plant Out|
- Tender Perennial
- Cutting Garden
- Broad Tolerance
- July - October, 16 weeks from sowing
- 90cm (36in)
- Common name
- Moist but Well-drained
- Full Sun
- 75cm (30in)
- 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.
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.
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.