I am not sure if we grow this Dahlia for the flowers or the leaves. The foliage is dark enough to call black and thus would fit into the Tuxedo garden, but it is currently planted in the upper woodland garden. It had been in the cutting garden, but when cut, the blossoms do not last long, so we decided it need to find a new permanent home. It is still on the move. It is now in a little bit of shade and came into bloom later, but kept going after many other had faded for the year. Flowers are scarlet with a yellow ring
It has the Peony form.
It appeared very late this year, only poking through the surface in mid June.
Hybridized by van der Linden and released in 2002 along with a series of other Bishops.
The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P18102
Found in Upper Woodland,
Still a temporary home as it is where a path will eventually be.
We acquired this plant from Old House Dahlias.