Botanical name: Dahlia 'Bishop of Auckland'
Other names: Miscellaneous dahlia 'Bishop of Auckland', Dahlia 'Bishop of Auckland'
Variety or Cultivar: 'Bishop of Auckland' _ 'Bishop of Auckland' is a bushy, clump-forming, tuberous perennial with toothed, pinnate, purple- to black-flushed, dark green leaves and, from midsummer to early autumn, single, red flowers with orange-yellow centres.
Dahlia 'Bishop of Auckland' is: Deciduous
Flower: Red in Summer; Red in Autumn
Foliage: Flushed purple, Flushed black, Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green, Flushed purple, Flushed black in Summer; Flushed purple, Flushed black, Dark-green in Autumn
Habit: Bushy, Clump-forming, Erect flower stem
Diseases: May also be susceptible to viruses and fungal rots.
Pruning: Deadhead to prolong flowering. Cut to near ground level in autumn.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Division, Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Dahlia 'Bishop of Auckland' (Dahlia 'Bishop of Auckland') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 0.6m after 1-2 years.
Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging
Cultivation: Grow in a fertile, humus-rich well-drained soil in full sun. Pinch out growing tips to encourage bushy plants. Stake if required. Water freely in dry periods. Lift and store tubers in autumn.
Soil type: Clay, Loamy, Sandy
Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Light: Full Sun
Aspect: South, West
Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)
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I have bought Dahlia's which have arrived in sealed cellothane bags, but without care instructions. Should these be left in the sealed bags until March? I am planning on planting these in containers. What size container is necessary?
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