Red flowers with dark, almost black foliage. Released in 1928.
Bishop of Llandaff is one of the best single dahlias available, from which many of the Bishop dahlias have been bred. It has dark bronze green foliage and contrasting bright red, single to semi-double flowers. It flowers its socks off right up until the first frosts, and the single, open nature of its blooms make it attractive to bees. It’s perfect for cutting. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
Grow Dahlia Bishop of Llandaff at the front of a sunny border, in moist but well-drained soil. After the first frost, cut off the top growth, dig up the tuber and leave it to dry for three weeks. Overwinter it in an airy, frost-free place, and replant the following spring. Alternatively, grow dahlias in pots and move them indoors in autumn.
Dahlias require a fertile, moist but well-drained soil, and a sunny, sheltered spot. The taller varieties need staking. In autumn, dig up the tubers and overwinter them in a frost-free place, such as a greenhouse or a shed. Bring them back into growth in early April, then plant out in the garden from May onwards.
Our Dahlias are all unique varieties propagated here are the nursery. We ship them as growing plants typically 10 to 15cm high, not as tubers. This way you are sure that your plants have the best opportunity to grow and be successful. Orders placed for Dahlias are only shipped/available starting in May as we protect them for you from frost until then.
It is important to only plant Dahlias when all chances of frost have passed. When you place your order you will receive an email to confirm that we have received your order. You will then get a further email when your plants are either shipped or ready to collect from the Garden centre depending on what shipping option you picked at checkout time.