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Dahlia 'Bishops Children'

Dahlia

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Key information

Plant type

Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour

Mixed

Feature

Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Hardiness

Half hardy

Skill level

Beginner

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Plant details

An unusual mix of dahlias in a range of striking colours, which are complemented by rich, dark purple foliage. They are easy to grow from seed and will put on a good show throughout the summer months if planted in a sunny spot with rich soil. They are particularly good for filling gaps in the herbaceous border and also last well as cut flowers. The plants are quite tall growing to around 60-75cm (24-30in) high.

Family: Asteraceae

Genus: Dahlia

Cultivar: Bishops Children

Plant type: Summer/autumn blooming bulb

Flower colour: Mixed

Foliage colour: Bronze

Feature: Flowers, Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Moist, Sandy

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 60cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to plant seeds: March to April


Reader reviews

Lesley, Cardiff

I've grown these from seed - great success and flower in first year with a good variety of colours. Definitely recommend.


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