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Dahlia, Dinnerplate ‘Bodacious’

‘Bodacious’ is especially spectacular!

…with quilled, curled twisted, and tousled flowers. Fiery red-orange petals with tints of yellow decorate these wavy blooms. ‘Bodacious’ has very huge 11″ dinnerplate size blooms. This is truly a great dahlia. It is a huge plant with many massive flowers blooming at once. This is a favorite of many dahlia lovers.

Dahlias are a tender perennial that are vigorous and fast growing. Bulbs must be lifted from the ground in zones 7 and lower. Outstanding addition to the flower border or container garden. An old fashioned favorite! Flowers bloom first year and add a lovely spot of color in the garden. Heat resistant. Your Dahlias will bloom from mid summer until frost. They are a welcome addition to the garden late in the season when other flowers are fading and are long lasting cut flowers.

The word dahlia means “plant with tube- like stems”. With a blast of different colors, shapes and sizes, Dahlias bring life and beauty to your landscape. The diversity of Dahlias allow you to use them in many different aspects of your landscape design, from low growing border plants to stately background plantings which may reach six feet in height. Dahlias make excellent cut flowers, which typically last about a week in the house.


# Description Qty per Unit Units Available Price/Unit
DD197BIN Dahlia, Dinnerplate 'Bodacious' 25 18 $62.00

Plant Details +

Bulb Type Tuberous Root
Size #1 Clump
Height 54-60"
Spacing 15"
Hardiness Tender. Hardy in zones 8-10, elsewhere dig & store in the winter.
Exposure Full sun
Foliage Green
Flower Fiery red-orange color with golden flames.
Bloom 11" Dinnerplate Blooms
Bloomtime Mid Summer-Frost

General Information +

Tip: Please note that pinching of the secondary buds will produce even larger flowers.

Use: Flowers are good for cutting.

Garden Use: Compact bedding dahlias are ideal for container gardens and for edging beds. Use the border types to add height and color to gardens. This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds!

Planting/Care Instructions +

Moisture: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater.

Easy to Grow: 1. Dig a hole 3-4" deep. 2. Set the tuberous root firmly in place. 3. Cover the tuberous root with soil and water thoroughly.

Planting Instructions: Plant Dahlias in well-drained soil in a sunny location. Supply ample moisture and fertilizer during the growing season. When the plant reaches 1-1/2' in height, trim entire plant to 1'. In about two weeks trim the plant again back to about 1-1/2'. This will encourage your Dahlia to produce an abundance of flowers. Remove all spent flowers.

When to Plant Outdoors: Plant in spring, after the ground warms to about 50º F.