44" tall x 24" wide. The twelve-inch-wide, peachy-pink blooms of 'Pennhill Watermelon' dahlia look a bit like ladies dancing around in tutus. The robust plants readily support the large blooms, though staking is suggested to keep the flowers upright, where they can be readily admired by human eyes. Select a site in full sun with well-drained but average garden soil that's slightly acidic. Though dahlias are not hardy north of USDA zone 7, the tubers are easy to store through the winter by packing them into a box of peat moss kept in an unheated garage or basement. 'Pennhill Watermelon' is a true delight, and it will produce flowers from mid summer until frost if the spent flowers are trimmed off weekly.
Penhill Watermelon Dinner Plate Dahlia
Dinner Plate Dahlia Penhill Watermelon
|Item Package Size|
Bag of 3
Up to 12" flowers
Serrated oval-shaped green foliage.
Mid summer until frost
1 bulb/tuber per sq. ft.
Bulbs/Tubers should be planted 1-2" below the soil line.
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil
Average, Well Draining
Easy To Grow, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers
Perennial in zones 8-10. Can be grown as annuals in zones 2-7.
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
Tubers and leaves are toxic if eaten in large amounts.
Spring / Summer
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|