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Dahlia 'Jazz' and 'Bishop of Llandaff'

Dahlia 'Jazz' and 'Bishop of Llandaff'
Family asteraceae
Life cycle tender perennial
Flowers deep pink-red (summer)
Size 2'
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes ordinary garden soil
From seed germinates quickly at room temperature
Flowers first year from seed sown indoors early.
detailed seed-starting info below
Seed ripenslate September

Grown from seeds received in trade, this was a most welcome surprise - we love the way the dark purple foliage combines with the red-to-deep pink flowers. Not sure of the true cultivar name - I haven't been able to find any references to this strain. After several seasons of collecting seed and starting new ones, I struck out, and was dahlialess for years. Then I traded for new seed, offspring of 'Bishop of Llandaff', which is also known for its dark foliage. Our plants didn't have the proper leaf color, and the flower colors are all over the map, but they are quite nice anyway.

Dahlia 'Jazz' and 'Bishop of Llandaff'
Dahlia 'Jazz' and 'Bishop of Llandaff'
Dahlia 'Jazz' and 'Bishop of Llandaff'
ex 'Bishop of Llandaff'
Dahlia 'Jazz' and 'Bishop of Llandaff'
ex 'Bishop of Llandaff'
Dahlia 'Jazz' and 'Bishop of Llandaff'
ex 'Bishop of Llandaff'
Dahlia 'Jazz' and 'Bishop of Llandaff'
Showing its perfect back side

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

Seed for this plant is included on my seed trade list

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from '03 trade. Baggy 70F (84%G, 4-6d)
  2. Seed from '04 garden. Baggy 70F (95%G, 4d)
  3. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (90%G, 4d)
  4. Seed from '06 garden. Baggy 70F (91%G, 4d)
  5. Seed for 'Bishop of Llandaff' from '13 trade. Baggy 70F (100%G, 4d)

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