Space the tubers out when planting. The distance between plants is three times the width of the tuber. Plant the tuber the depth of three times the tuber's height. Plant the tubers in partial shade. Water the tuber immediately after planting. Then keep the soil moist. The flower bulbs come in organic packaging. 100% degradable and contributes to a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.
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|Latin name:||Begonia odorata|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bulb or tuber|
|Guarantee:||1 year growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||June - October|
|Growing Height:||25 - 30 cm|
|Planting distance:||15 - 20 cm|
|Planting depth:||10 cm|
|Bulb diameter:||3 - 5 cm|
The tubers of this hanging begonia mix can be planted out in fresh potting compost in spring. Beware of late night frost, because begonia tubers are not able to withstand this. Use a flowerpot with holes in the base, so that the water can drain away properly. Cover the base with pot shards or a layer of hydro pellets. Put the potting compost in the flowerpot or flower box and place the begonia tubers on top of this. Cover the tubers with 1-2 cm of soil. Place the bulbs approximately 20-30 cm apart. Water your begonias immediately after planting. Fragrant hanging begonias will flourish in partial shade.
Fragrant Hanging Begonia Mix - beautiful combined with other plants
This is a large hanging begonia plant that needs space. In a fairly large hanging basket or a tall flower pot, the pink, white and red flowers will look colourful planted with hanging fuchsias, hanging pansies or ivy.
Deadhead your begonias regularly to encourage a second flowering. For extra profuse flowering we recommend using plant fertiliser regularly when watering. The soil around the begonia tuber must never be too wet, as this may cause the begonia tubers to rot. Protect the plant from direct sunlight. The stems and leaves contain a lot of moisture so these plants are totally non-resistant to frost.
It is very easy to overwinter begonia tubers. This can be done by digging up the plants after the first night of frost. Cut away all stems just above the tuber. Attach a label with the begonia name to the tuber. In this way you will know which plant it is next year. Shake the soil off the tubers and place them in a box with peat dust or sharp sand. Store the begonia tubers in a frost- free room. Next year you will be able to plant them again and the plant will reward you with its beautiful flowers.
For an extra early flowering of your hanging begonias you could try 'forcing' them. In spring, place them in moist compost and store at 15-20° C. As soon as the begonias begin to shoot put them in potting compost and let the tubers acclimatise to being outdoors. Around mid-May they can be planted in the ground or potted up and you will soon be able to enjoy the many white, pink through to red flowers of this begonia mix.