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  • bronze leaved dahlia
  • Eventual height: 0.9m
  • Eventual spread: 0.5m

Dahlia 'Bishop of Leicester'

bronze leaved dahlia

Perfect for pollinators
5 litre pot £29.99
5 litre pot £29.99
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This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, humus-rich soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: July to September
  • Hardiness: half hardy (may need winter protection)

    Pretty pink 'petals' form a single row around the brown eye, which turns bright golden yellow as the flowerhead matures. Popular with bees and other beneficial insects, the flowers will also make excellent additions to a vase. The foliage is attractive too and as it is flushed with rich bronze/purple, it will add a touch of drama to the border.

  • Garden care: Provide a high-nitrogen liquid feed each week in June, then a high-potash fertiliser each week from July to September. Once the first frosts of autumn have blackened the foliage, carefully lift and clean the tubers and allow them to dry naturally indoors. Place the dry tubers in a shallow tray, just covered with slightly moist potting compost, sand or vermiculite. Store in a frost-free place, checking frequently over the winter months.
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