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Bodacious Decorative Dahlias

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Shade Full Sun
Soil Good, Well Drained
Colour Red/Crimson, Yellow/Gold
Type Pot Grown, Rooted Cutting, Tuber
Also Good Vase Life
Flowering Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov

Dahlia - Bodacious

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Bodacious Decorative Dahlias

Could any variety sum up what dahlias mean to most people than the dinnerplate-sized Dahlia Bodacious (or indeed live up to its name so well)? This giant decorative bears flowers at least 25cm wide with split and twisted petals in intense red with pale yellow tips.

It's not just the two-tone colours or the size that is so eye-catching - the twisted and split petals - more than 50 on one bloom - give it a slightly shaggy look, which is appealing to those who don't care for the formal perfection of other types of dahlia.

If you want smaller dahlias, why not browse our full range? We grow dahlias in most sizes, colours and types.

Bodacious Dahlias in the Garden

It's easier to use dahlia Bodacious in a mixed border than you think. It makes a good focal point in a bed with grasses and other red-flowered annuals. It also associates well with exotics like cannas, bananas, gladioli and crocosmia.

Bodacious is a great exhibition dahlia, as its colouring is so unusual and flower heads are so big.

Grow it on the allotment or in a cut flower bed for massive blooms for flower arranging. They're long-lasting as long as you cut them when fully open and plunge them into a bucket of water immediately.

Features of Bodacious Decorative Dahlias

  • Colour: Red with yellow tips on petals
  • Foliage: Green
  • Flower Size: 25cm
  • Type: Giant Decorative Dahlia
  • Cutting: Yes
  • Height/Spread: From 1.2m x 75cm
  • Flowering: July to November
  • Planting Months: End February to July

Did You Know...

Bodacious is an award winner in the USA. It won the 2001 Derrill W. Hart Award from the American Dahlia Society for the highest scoring AA and A size dahlias for new hybrids sent to the North American Trial Gardens that year.

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