Dahlia 'Carlos Watermelon'
The Buckajo Watermelon dahlia is rapidly increasing in popularity and it’s easy to see why! Believed to have been named for the original grower called Carlos and its delicious colour, ‘Carlos Watermelon’ dahlia is a showstopping addition to the garden or vase. Revered for its ease of cultivation and romantic wavy informal shape, it contrasts beautifully with other more formally shaped dahlias and perennials. Particularly suited as an accent in pastel panting schemes, Buckajo Watermelon is highly productive and robust - a must have for dahlia enthusiasts and gardeners all over.
All our potted dahlias are cutting grown. Best planted from spring to summer, dahlias will flower in summer and form a tuber over the growing season. Plant dahlias in a sunny position, sheltered from wind, in free-draining, enriched soil. Deadhead spent flowers to encourage further flowering. Depending on your climate and soil, dahlias may need to be lifted over winter to prevent rot (if soil is too wet) and to protect them from extreme cold and frost. Young plants may also benefit from being lifted and kept in a pot in a protected place until the following spring, but be careful when digging up as tubers may be small and plants fragile. If overwintered correctly, dahlias provide gardeners with years of stunning flower colour. Plants purchased in autumn can be stored in their pots and kept in a protected place in the garden. They will still require periodical watering, but should be kept on the dry side to avoid rot.