Dahlia Variabilis 'Bishop's Children'
With exceptionally beautiful bronze foliage, and large, single flowers in a flamboyant mix of rich colours - deep reds, orange, pinks and gold, this makes a wonderful cut flower. It can even be very easily grown as a half-hardy annual and will flower the first year from seed, and is related to the famous and expensive "Bishop Series. Alternatively, you can save the tubers, when formed, for ensuing years, simply leaving them in the ground in milder areas. Absolutely spectacular in bedding and containers.
Sow immediately at any time onto preferably a soil-based compost, covering with fine grit to approximately their own depth. Germination MAY be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. but many seeds WILL NOT come up the year they are sown, needing winter chilling after sowing, and ONLY come up with natural spring germination.
Common name:DAHLIA VARIABILIS
Classification:Half hardy perennial, Half hardy annual
Packet Content:60 (Approx)