A blazing blend of scarlet and orange will make Dahlia ‘Bishop of Oxford’ a fiery feature in the garden.
Plant this Dahlia alongside Crocosmia, Rudbeckia and Penstemon or other red and yellow shades for a hot bed flower garden display.
The dark brown, almost purple, foliage makes an attractive feature in itself, whilst the open topped flowerheads make excellent targets for bees and other pollinators.
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As a Paeony Dahlia, ‘Bishop of Oxford’ is part of a well known group of Dahlias named after UK bishoprics, such as ‘Bishop of Llandaff’ (which is also available).
- Contains: 1 Dahlia Tuber
- Flower Colour: Scarlet
- Foliage Colour: Dark Brown/Purple
- Height: 90cm (36″)
- Horticultural Group: 14 – Paeony Dahlias
- Flowers: July – September
We recommend planting Dahlia tubers, such as Bishop of Oxford, 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.