Dahlia Melon growing perennial herbaceous deciduous geophyte of the genus Dahlia in group Camelia, Dahlia Melon perennial deciduous used as ornamental plant and also as cut flower, can grow in subtropics, mediterranean, desert, temperate, tropics climate and grow in hardiness zone of 8-11, if the tubers take outside of the soil it can grow in the winter in hardiness zone of 2-7 and 12+.
Leaves color is green in oval shape and serrated margin.
Dahlia Melon flower
Flower color is red with yellow stripes, flowers multi petals and petal shape ovate to elliptic with pointed top and wider base the petals become wavy or curly.
Dahlia Melon for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy
Products from Amazon.com
- Price: Check on Amazon
How to grow Dahlia Melon growing and care:
In cold area to take the bulb in the winter out of the ground, well drain soil,
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Tuber / Bulb
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes in order to get specific cultivar
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Rotten bulb, nitrogen cause problem with the flowers
Recommended planting season?
Spring / in cold place mid spring
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, snail, slugs
How to prune:
In the end of the season in cold area to cut all the leaves and pull the bulb, in warm place just to cut the dead flowers and leaves
Size of the plant:
0.3-1.5 m, sometimes can be more
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer / Autumn
General information about the flower:
Red flowers with yellow stripes, multi petals and petal shape ovate to elliptic with pointed top and wider base the petals become wavy or curly.