Approximately 30 Seeds
Renowned for being one of the best dahlia's to grow from seed, the rich-coloured flowers in deep pink, burnt orange, plum-purple and blood red all set against dark crimson foliage. Dahlia 'Bishop's Children' is a long-flowering plant which is idea for a pot or container. It also makes a brilliant companion plant for the veg garden, drawing in lots of pollinators to your insect-pollinated veg.
SITE: full sun
FLOWERING MONTHS: July to October
SOW UNDER COVER/PLANT INDOORS: March to April
SOW DIRECT/PLANT OUTDOORS: May
CARE TIPS: Do not allow the soil to dry out. Tubers may be lifted and overwintered for use the following year, or mulched heavily. They can be also be grown in container pots.
Surface sow indoors onto moist well-drained seed compost in a seed tray. Propagate at 18°C and germination will take 10-14 days. When the seedlings are large enough to handle transplant them to 8cm pots being sure to handle the root system carefully. Grow on in cooler conditions 7-13°C. Acclimatise and plant out once the danger of frost has passed with 100cm spacing. Can be sown in an unheated greenhouse without propagation sown directly.