Dahlia ‘Otto’s Thrill’
Dahlia ‘Otto’s Thrill’ has the most amazing, giant, iridescent pink flowers!
If you are new to Giant Dahlia’s then start with Dahlia ‘Otto’s Thrill’!
Winner of the RHS Award of Garden Merit, this strapping dahlia is smothered with blooms all summer.
The huge flowers stand up well to everything the British Summer can throw at it, Happily secured in one of Neil’s hoops this plant dominated the Vegetable Garden last Summer.
Gardener or Allotmenteer, you will be the envy of your fellow growers!
Flower type: Giant Decorative or Dinner Plate
Height: 110cm (Tall)
Flower Size: 22-23cm
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 (although with this Dahlia ½ way works well for smaller arrangements) . 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.