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'Bishop of Llandaff' Paeony Dahlia Plants

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Shade Full Sun
Soil Good, Well Drained
Colour Red/Crimson
Type Pot Grown, Rooted Cutting, Tuber
Also Good Repeat Flowering
Flowering Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Dahlia Bishop of Llandaff

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Dahlia Bishop of Llandaff

Bishop of Llandaff has proved hugely popular of the years, spearheading the resurgence in dahlias' popularity in the noughties. Take a look at the rest of our range; there's plenty to choose from.

The Bishop's aubergine-coloured stems and foliage are a delicious contrast for the bright cherry-red single paeony blooms, a combination that helped to scoop dahlias from the forgotten backwaters of allotments and 'granny's garden' and propel them to the fashionable heights of the Chelsea showgarden. Trends aside, this really is a spectacular and dramatic variety of dahlia, with long, strong stems holding aloft those pure-red single flowers with dark central buttons to perfection – and making it one of the best for picking and bringing indoors. No wonder, then, that it holds the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit: it's gorgeous, a great performer, and versatile in the garden.

Growing in the garden

At 90cm tall, Bishop of Llandaff is stately but not tricky or top heavy, so it lends itself well to growing either in pots on a sunny patio (plant it with some bronzed grasses for a fabulous effect) or to planting in the mid section of beds and borders. Here it combines fabulously with other 'hot' and exotic companions – think cannas (either with green or bronze foliage), cotinus, ricinus and phormiums (the cream and green varieties look wonderful with Bishop of Llandaff). Lilac-coloured asters make a surprisingly wonderful colour combination with the Bishop's red and near-black tones.

Unlike most dahlias, Bishop of Llandaff is unlikely to need staking, unless you live in a particularly windy spot.

Keep deadheading or cutting to bring those gorgeous flowers indoor and Bishop of Llandaff will flower profusely until the first frosts.


  • Colour: bright red with bronze centres
  • Foliage: deep plum
  • Flower size: 7cm
  • Type: paeony dahlia
  • Cutting: yes
  • Height/spread: 90cm x 90cm
  • Flowering: July to November
  • Planting months: end Feb to July
  • RHS Award of Garden Merit

One of many

Bred by Cardiff nurseryman Fred Treseder in 1927, Bishop of Llandaff is the forerunner to a whole series of Bishops, among them 'of Auckland', a deeper red, 'of York', a sunny ochre yellow, and 'of Canterbury', a rich plum magenta.

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