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Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' (Dahlia)

Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Dahlia 'Bishop of Llandaff' DAH-lee-ah Common Name: Dahlia Genus: Dahlia
With its deep purple-black leaves and brilliant summer blooms, 'Bishop of Llandaff' is a fine addition to the sunny bed or border. The 4- to 6-inch-round red-petaled flowers have deep purple and yellow centers, which are set off nicely by the plant's dark foliage. Use this long-stemmed cultivar in cut-flower arrangements. -Gerald Gibbens, Regional Picks: Northwest, Fine Gardening issue#120
Noteworthy characteristics: The bright red blooms stand out against the blackish foliage and make good cut flowers.
Care: Provide full sun and rich, well-drained soil. Where hardy, protect from winter moisture and deep frosts by mulching heavily in late fall. Otherwise, lift tubers and store over winter.
Propagation: Division in spring is preferred. Use a sharp knife to sever tubers ensuring that each division has at least one eye.
Problems: Viruses, crown gall, root rot, wilts, powdery mildew, aphids, caterpillars, leafhoppers.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance High
Characteristics Showy Flowers; Showy Foliage
Bloom Time Early Summer; Late Summer; Summer
Foliage Color Black;Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Flower Color Red Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Cut Flower
Style Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Perennials

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