Frequently Asked Questions
|🚚 Shipping Starts:||Currently Sold Out|
|📦 Quantity per Package:||1 Big Tuber|
|☀️ Light Required:||Full Sun / Partial Shade|
|🌸 Blooming Period:||Jul - Sep|
|🌱 Bulb Size:||I (Top Size)|
|↔ Planting Distance:||18"|
|↕ Planting Depth:||2"|
|📍 Hardiness Zone:||Zone 8-10|
|🦌 Deer Resistant:||No|
|💐 Minimum Bulbs for Effect:||2-3|
32-36 inches tall! Bishop of Auckland is a Peony Dahlia variety and is known for its medium length, compared to the bigger Dahlia varieties such as Dinnerplate. The Bishop of Auckland is also prized for its long flowering period, which can last from summer to fall.
To get the most out of these towering beauties, it is best to plant them in a sunny location with well-draining soil. Regular watering and fertilization will also help to ensure that they grow to their full potential and produce an abundance of stunning blooms. With proper care, the Bishop of Auckland dahlias will be a striking addition to any garden.
The secret is the sun. Please do tell this secret further! Bishop of Auckland dahlias thrives when they get plenty of sunlight, they are real sun lovers. Furthermore, they need good drainage, so make sure to plant them in well-draining soil. If not, they’ll get ‘wet feet’ and stop blooming which ultimately will end in rotting and the death of the Bishop of Auckland dahlias. And that would be a shame!
Plant Bishop of Auckland dahlia tubers in late Spring when the threat of frost has passed. Dahlias are not hardy, so they won’t stand against frost and cold weather. Plant them in a sunny spot, water them regularly, fertilize them every 2-4 weeks, and stake them when they grow.
Both options are fine, this ultimately depends on the choice and preference of the gardener. But if you live in an area with a colder climate, it is wise to plant them in pots. This way it is easier to transplant your Bishop of Auckland dahlias to a warmer place. When planting Dahlias in pots, the growing conditions are also easier to manage, such as light and water.
If you don’t have much space to plant Dahlias, then pots and containers are an excellent choice. Make sure to choose a pot that is big enough for the Bishop of Auckland tuber and that it has a drainage hole.
If you have the space and you want to plant dahlias in the ground, it can be the focal point of your garden! Also, if planted in the full ground, the roots can grow more freely than in pots
If the Bishop of Auckland dahlia tubers are properly taken care of, then yes. By taken properly care of we mean: planted in late spring, enough full sun, moderate water supply, good drainage, fertilizer every 2-4 weeks, removing dead foliage, after blooming time dead headed blooms and taken indoors before the first frost signs.
In short, these are the optimal growing conditions that make the Bishop of Auckland dahlias tubers grow bigger every year. Bishop of Auckland dahlia tubers will develop a more robust root system over time and will produce larger and more blooms.
However, it is important to note that Bishop of Auckland may not show significant increases every year.