Dahlia 'Bishop of Leicester' grows to 60/70cm in height and produces a bushy plant with dark green leaves and pale pink/white flowers. Each flower has darker pink bands running down the centre of each petal. Bishop of Leicester is a 'single' dahlia so this variety is good for bees and other pollinators. It's relatively low height means you don't need to worry to much about support and it will work just as well in pots as it will in the ground.
Type: Perrenial 'Single' dahlia tubers (Tender)
Sunlight: Full Sun/Partial shade
Flowers: June/July - first frosts
Planting Location: Mid Border, Pots
Soil Type: Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Moisture: Well drained
Dahlia 'Bishop of Leicester'
Dahlia 'Bishop of Leicester' Planting Instructions
Dahlia tubers can be planted outdoors in the late spring when the chance of frost has passed. To get a head start you can plant your tubers up in pots in a greenhouse or indoors and transfer them to the garden after the risk of frost. Store in a cool, dry, frost free environment until planting. Dahlias prefer a sunny position and should be planted 10 - 12 cm deep and around 45 - 60 cm apart.
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