Dahlia 'Penhill Watermelon’

Similar to ‘Labyrinth’ in glamour and soft, curvy beauty, but more floriferous and with a good vase life. It’s one of the new on-trend must-have dahlias for the garden and vase. More
1 tuber 229333-1 £4.50 Delivery late February
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3 tubers 229333-3 £8.95 Delivery late February
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1 x 3 litre plant 229333-3L £9.95 Delivery late May
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This comes highly recommended from flower growers such as Rachel Siegfried (Green and Gorgeous) – it’s like ‘Labyrinth’ in glamour and soft, curvy beauty, but more floriferous and with a good vase life. It’s one of the new on-trend must-have dahlias for the garden and vase.

Our dahlias:

  • are first class, healthy tubers – the largest and best you can buy.
  • come with full planting, spacing and cultivating instructions for beginner gardeners
  • tubers should be potted up when they arrive and be kept in a light, frost-free place until the frosts are over and then be planted into the garden.

Genus Dahlia
Group/Species Decorative Group
Variety Penhill Watermelon
Type Tender Perennial Tuber
Border Position Back, Middle
Bulb Size I
Soil Type Acid, Chalky, Fertile, Neutral
Scent Unscented
Site Full Sun
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 1m (39in)
Spacing Plant just under the soil surface, 75cm (30in) apart.
Sowing, Seeds, Planting Pot them up undercover March or early April in a generous pot (at least 2 litre) filled with multi-purpose potting compost. Place them in a light, frost-free place and keep the compost moist. Pinch out their growing tips when they have reached about 8" tall. They will have formed bushy plants by the time the frosts have ended and will be in flower by the beginning of July. If you don’t have anywhere to grow the potted tubers, you can put them straight into the ground when the frosts are nearly over, mulching them or protecting with a cloche or protective horticultural fleece if the foliage appears before the frosts are over, but this will delay flowering.
Care Tips Support with a stout stick, tie in every couple of weeks. In the south you can mulch deeply and overwinter them in the ground, alternatively, lift and overwinter your dahlias frost free undercover.
Flowering July - November
Vase Life Only pick dahlias in full flower. Recut the hollow stem ends under water to avoid airlocks.
Cooking Notes All dahlia flowers are edible. I use the petals scattered over salad and to decorate a range of puddings.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
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Dahlia 'Penhill Watermelon’ reviews

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Huge!

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Reviewed 20th September 2018 by Angie

What a corker, it's huge and frilly and absolutely lovely. I agree with the previous review that it is much more yellow than the photo online. A great dahlia to add colour from a distance. Only drawback being it is so heavy and some stems are not strong enough to support the flower head but I will be planting it again next year.

A Beauty!

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Reviewed 20th September 2018 by Francina Hollis

The size of these dahlias are simply stunning! I particularly love the velvety, flowy petals and their wonderful hues in coral, pink, cream, yellow etc. My favourite from this year for sure!

gob smacking

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Reviewed 16th September 2018 by David Johnson Hartley

The most stunning flower i have ever seen and I have been a gardener for more than 50 years

Fabulous!

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Reviewed 29th August 2018 by aileen robbins

I've never grown Dahlias before, so only purchased this and one other Dahlia, and WOW, I'm hooked! This particular variety is an absolute corker, almost dinner plate in size and just so stunning to look at. The flower itself last for weeks and everyone has commented on it, as it's in a pot by my front door. I cannot express just how delighted I am with it, and will definitely be purchasing more, so much so that I've already invested in a small greenhouse to assist me. Thank you so much

Showstopper!

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Reviewed 27th June 2018 by Stevie Gavin

This is an incredible size, much bigger than i expected, very pretty colour although has much more of a creamy/yellow centre than the image above. Its a real talking point in the garden.