Dahlia ‘Otto’s Thrill’
Another of my ‘Desert Island’ Top 5 Dahlia’s.
Otto’s Thrill has the most amazing iridescent pink flowers.
A real giant of a dahlia, I like to pick the blooms when they are halfway open for a unique shape.
Unlike most dinner plate dahlias ‘Otto’s Thrill’ is prolific and vigorous and it has even been given the RHS Award of Garden Merit (AGM)
For the gardener and allotmenteer you’ll be the envy of your fellow growers!
Flower type: Giant decorative or Dinner plate
Height: 110cm (Tall)
Flower Size: 23cm
Position: Full Sun
Plant spacing: 60cm (min)
Pinch: when plants are 30cm tall
Cutting /Vase Life:
Dahlias do not continue to open once cut so pick when blooms are ¾ of the way open. Check the back of the flower head to check all the petals are perfect. The petals turn papery, drop and lose colour once they start to go over. Deadhead flowers to give plants back the energy to ripen the next flower rather than work on producing seed.
Place flowers straight into ready buckets of water, we rest our blooms for a few hours in water, this is called conditioning.