Stripes of pink and purple strike through white petals with Dahlia ‘Bishop of Dover’.
A stark contrast to the dark brown, bronze coloured foliage beneath, these white open flowerheads will benefit bees and other pollinators in the garden.
As a Paeony Dahlia, ‘Bishop of Dover’ is part of a well known group of Dahlias named after UK bishoprics, such as ‘Bishop of Llandaff’ (which is also available).
RHS Plants for Pollinators
- Contains: 1 Dahlia Tuber
- Flower Colour: White and pink
- Foliage Colour: Dark Brown/Bronze
- Height: 90cm (36″)
- Horticultural Group: 14 – Paeony Dahlias
- Flowers: July – September
We recommend planting Dahlia tubers, such as Bishop of Dover, between March and June into fertile, well drained soil 15cm deep and 60cm apart. Position in a sunny location for maximum flowering and impact. After planting, water in well and monitor during the Summer months. Aim for one good soak once a week to the base of the plant.
Some tall and large flowerhead Dahlia varieties may need staking for support during the flowering season. Use an all-purpose general plant feed for bigger and brighter blooms. Deadhead regularly to encourage more flowers through till first frosts.
Cut new, fully opened flowerheads for use indoors in vases.