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DAHLIA 'Bishop's Children'
Bishop's Children Dahlia, Dahlia, Single Dahlia
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Nothing beats dahlias as everblooming bedding plants and cutflowers. Cultivar 'Bishop's Children' is a collection of herbaceous, warm season, tender perennials with bulbous underground tubers. Their purple foliage is made of single, oval and pointed leaflets with toothed margins on compound leaves. The medium-sized, peony-flowered, single to semi-doubled flowers are long-lasting, warmly colored in solids and bicolors of red, orange, yellow, purple and pink, some striped. It is good to remove the old buds from spent flowers to encourage continued flowering.
Dahlias prefer well-drained, fertile soil and full to partial sun. The most beautiful flowers occur when nights are comfortably cool and days warm and sunny. Hybrid dahlias are often grown from divisions of tuberous roots and cuttings to preserve their unique characteristics. Dahlias are cold sensitive and their tuberous roots should be lifted and overwintered in cool dry locations where winters are harsh. In hot, humid subtropical regions the dahlia is best grown in the late fall and winter with the start of the dry season.
12 - 1
8 - 11
1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Bulb or Corm or Tuber
Full Sun, Partial Sun
2'-3' / 0.6m - 0.9m
Spring, Summer, Fall
Yellow, Red, Purple, Orange, Pink, Violet
Bedding Plant, Container, Cutflower, Feature Plant, Mixed Border, Tropical
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