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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 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 the 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.

Plant Details +

Height 54-60"
Spacing 18-24"
Hardiness 8-11; Annuals in 2-7
Exposure Full Sun
Foliage Green
Flower Red-Orange w/yellow
Bloomtime Midsummer to Fall

Planting/Care Instructions +

Planting Instructions: Plant Dahlias in well-drained soil in a sunny location. Plant in spring, after ground, warms to about 50º F. 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. 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.