2 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' Overview
Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' is a beautiful group 14 Peony-flowered perennial. It produces open red flowers which contrast and stands out against the plants black leaves. Perfect for adding to flower borders to provide late summer colour, these architectural plants will add interest to almost all garden styles. Regular watering and cutting flowers from this plant will improve performance. These plants may need staking; however, pinching out the growing tips in early summer will help it develop a bushier habit. Bred by Fred Treseder, a nurseryman from Cardiff, this plant was named after Joshua Pritchard Hughes in 1924. Part of the 14: P Group of Dahlias. This cultivar has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.
Common problems with Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'
Dahlia tend to be affected by fungal diseases such as powdery mildew or grey mould if planted in poorly draining soil.
How to harvest Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'
Harvest flowers during mid-summer months.
How to propagate Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'
In spring take soft-wood cuttings from the shoots appearing from stored tubers.
Lifted clumps of Dahlia's can be divided in late winter, ensuring each section has an 'eye' (growing tip).
Special features of Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff'
Brings colour to the garden during autumn months.
Attracts useful insects
It attracts beneficial pollinators such as butterflies, bees and moths.
Can be grown in large containers.