Dahlia 'Bishop of Oxford'

miscellaneous dahlia tuber

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Buy Dahlia 'Bishop of Oxford' miscellaneous dahlia tuber: Excellent for the cutting garden

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

    The soft orange flowers are held above the purple-flushed foliage on dark-coloured stems, creating a lush blend of colour that really stands out in the border. Mix it with rich orange and red, or shades of yellow for a harmonious combination. Alternativey, try it as an accent with plum and purple .

  • 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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This is a beautiful dahlia, but unfortunately I planted it somewhere where it didn't have enough room to do its thing. Consequently it was floppy and leggy, but it still had beautifully coloured flowers, and very late into the season. Will plant in a better spot next year.

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I have a dahlia bishop of oxford which was a beautiful plant however something has eaten all the leaves and it is practically destroyed the whole plant. Can you advise please as I am desperate to save this if possible Kind Regards Mrs Melinda Barber

Twiggy

Hello, I suspect the culprits are slugs and snails, so do keep an eye out for these - and if you click on the following link, it will take you to our video, which explains how you can tackle these pests. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjWLRg-TvcE&t=32s

Helen

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