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  • Flowering Time
    • July
    • August
    • September
    • October
  • Planting Time
    • March
    • April
    • May
  • Growing
    • Lift After Flowering Season
  • RHS Recommended
    • Plants for Pollinators
  • Perfect For
    • Cutting
  • Flowering Height
    • 90 cm
  • Bulb Size
    • Top Size
  • Flower Diameter
    • 10 cm
  • Colour
    • Blacks & Deep Shades
    • Reds & Burgundy

Dahlia Bishop of Auckland

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Like a glass of full-bodied claret, dahlia 'Bishop of Auckland' is a toast to timeless floral sophistication. With deep crimson petals, the blooms will bring a sumptuous richness to your garden. This impressive dahlia is from the ‘Bishop series’, prized for their jewel-like tones set against a dramatic backdrop of dark, bronzed foliage. Marvel at the majestic splendour of the velvety petals, enhanced by a crown of golden anthers. The open-faced flowers prove enormously popular with bees and butterflies, providing a pollen-laden feast. An outstanding performer, the ‘Bishop of Auckland’ flowers for months on end, its burgundy allure lingering like a fine wine.

Care Guide

To grow Dahlias, select a sunny spot with well-drained soil, and dig a 30cm deep hole. Plant the tuber 10cm below the soil surface, spacing multiple tubers 45cm apart, or 90cm for taller varieties. Water consistently, maintaining moist but not saturated soil and protect new shoots from slug damage with eco-friendly methods. Feed plants during the blooming period with liquid plant food. Provide support for stems which will reach 60-90cm tall depending on variety. Enjoy spectacular blooms from late summer until first frosts. Cut or deadhead the flowers regularly for a continually flourishing display. Once blooming has finished, cut back foliage before lifting, drying and storing the tubers in peat-free substitute, in a frost-free place until the following spring.

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