Variable colors, but reds & oranges are most common in the bloom department. To 3’ tall & bushy, it doesn’t need that silly staking either.
September 2013, my garden...a beautiful child..a seedling of Bishop's Children
September 2013...a beautiful child..
Vivid reds...flowering from early summer untill frostcolds ends that...deadhead regular..lovely in a vase..
An early snow covers the late blooms, they were OK the next morning.
Dahlia 'Bishop's Children'
seed started 2/14/09, photo taken 3/4/09
July 9 2009
Close-Up of a flower bud. July 6 2009
The dahlia foliage looks very similar to the marigold leaves but is much darker and larger.
I love the curling of the petals :) It gives them a sort of "spoon" shape.
Gorgeous black foliage & richly colored 3-4” single blooms, good mildew resistance & its reliable perennial-ness makes this a Dahlia to lust for!
Dahlia pinnata (aka variabilis) Bishops Children bloom