This is truly a great dahlia. I grow mine in a large Whiskey barrel and it grows a huge plant with many massive flowers blooming at once. As soon as it blooms, you realize why this is a favorite of many dahlia lovers.
On Sep 23, 2007, David_Paul from Clinton, CT (Zone 6b) wrote:
First year growing Dahlais so take my comments as what they are--from someone who knows little about growing Dahlias.
Bought 9 tubers, 6 cultivars, from Parks Seeds. One never came up, two have buds but have yet to bloom (today is Sept 22--all were planted June 12th). Bodacious beat the ones which have bloomed by two weeks. They are the biggest, heathiest plants out of the 9 tubers and 6 cultivars.
How that fits into the date to bloom of a range of Dahlias, I don't know. But Bodacious is terrific for my zone (I do have full sun) and I'll grow it as long as I grow flowers. Its a real wow...everyone is impressed.
On Nov 5, 2005, ineedacupoftea from Denver, CO wrote:
This well-endowed hybrid is a very strong plant that has high flower production, (Flamin' flower factory!) long/strong stems for cutting, and (as I accidentally found out upon running out of real garden space) can thrive in soil where woodstove ashes are deposited. Everyone's favorite dahlia who visits my garden, and the only dahlia to successfully compete well with castor beans.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
, Stanford, California Clinton, Connecticut Groton, Massachusetts Gladwin, Michigan Binghamton, New York Southold, New York Mantua, Ohio Harbeck-fruitdale, Oregon Portland, Oregon Stayton, Oregon Provo, Utah Bothell, Washington Vancouver, Washington Menasha, Wisconsin