Dahlia 'Bishop of Auckland' (PBR)

miscellaneous dahlia tuber

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Buy Dahlia 'Bishop of Auckland' (PBR) miscellaneous dahlia tuber: Dark purple and bright red - dazzling!

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: half hardy (may need winter protection)

    Near black stems, hold the vibrant red, single flowerheads above the dark purple-black foliage from midsummer. Long-flowering and prolific, the rich colouring of this exotic-looking dahlia will add real drama to the border.

  • Garden care: Dahlia tubers can be planted outside after frost, or started off in pots under glass in late winter to early spring. Plant them horizontally approximately 12cm deep, making sure the ‘eyes’ are uppermost. Allow enough room between each tuber so the plants can grow and spread to their full size without being over-crowded. While in growth, provide a high-nitrogen liquid feed each week in June, then a high-potash fertiliser each week from July to September. Stake with canes or brushwood if it becomes necessary. In mild areas, leave them in situ over winter, but protect the crown with a generous layer of dry mulch. In colder areas, carefully lift and clean the tubers once the first frosts have blackened the foliage and allow them to dry naturally indoors. Then place the dry tubers in a shallow tray, just covered with slightly moist potting compost, sand or vermiculite and store in a frost-free place until planting out again.

  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs
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Notes on Dahlia 'Bishop of Auckland' (PBR)

"Start Dahlia tubers in pots and keep them in a light frost-free place until planting out time which is early June. Try to get them up to a foot in height, because then they will be less attractive to slugs."

Amazing flowers through to late November

5

Stunning plant, full of flowers until late November.

Robert Plested

Bucks

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It's a wonderful plant and is hard to find.

5

It's a beautiful plant, with wonderful deep coloured flowers. It flowers in autumn and stays until the first frost. It needs to be dug up and kept warm over winter- it is worth taking care in this way as it is so beautiful

Sam

London

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Good for bees.

5

Had to be planted in soil and staked. Good for wildlife. Not to keen on the colour.

SL

London

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Plants for outside my front door Hi Crocus I live in a flat and have pots outside my external front door. What plants can I grow in pots, in semi shade that will attract the bees? Thank you for your help. Kind regards Guy

Guy Smith

Hello Guy, The following plants would be suitable for your pots. Forget-me-not (Myosotis species) Bellflowers (Campanula species) Cranesbill (Geranium species) Dahlia - single-flowered species and cultivars Hellebores (Helleborus species) Japanese anemone (Anemone ?? hybrida) Fritillaries (Fritillaria species) Grape hyacinth (Muscari species) Hyacinth (Hyacinthus orientalis) Siberian squill (Scilla siberica) Winter aconite (Eranthis hyemalis) Box (Buxus sempervirens) Christmas box (Sarcococca species) I hope this helps, Helen Plant Doctor

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