Dahlia Bishops Children

Dahlia hybridaLatin name

Dahlia Common name

Reputedly the offspring of that well known variety Bishop of Llandoff. Certainly very attractive with dark 'plain chocolate' leaves and mostly single or semi-double flowers. 3'-3'6".

How to Grow Dahlia from Seed

Bright and flamboyant, Dahlias are popular bedding and cutting flowers. Dahlias flower especially well towards the Autumn, they will produce a tuber to survive the Winter, but are generally treated as Annuals.

Dahlia seed is quite large and can be sown individually to prevent over-crowding. Sow into cells, small pots or trays about 1 inch apart, during Spring at a temperature of 18C (65F) in a light position, but avoiding full or direct sunlight.

Germination typically takes 10-14 days and can be quicker at slightly higher temperature. When the leaves of the seedlings touch they can be potted up.

The young plants can be grown at a cooler temperature 10C is ideal to avoid the plants developing too quickly and becoming leggy. If temperatures are likely to be high, sowing should be delayed.

Hardened off the young Dahlia plants in a well ventilated cold greenhouse or a cold frame to accustom them to life outdoors before planting out when all danger of frost has passed.

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£2.65

Item Code: 1402B

Variety: Bishops Children

Type: Half Hardy Perennial

Packet Contains: 40 Seeds

Sow: February - April

Germination: Up to 14 days

Harvest: June - October

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