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|
In the spring you can plant the hanging begonia tubers in fresh potting compost. Beware of late night frosts as the begonia tubers will need protection. Use a flower pot or planter with holes in the base to provide adequate drainage. Cover the bottom with clay pebbles or gravel. Add compost to the flower pot or planter and place the begonias approximately 20-30 cm apart, covering them with a 1-2 cm layer of compost. Water them immediately after planting. These fragrant hanging begonias will enjoy and grow well in partial shade.
The fragrant hanging begonia looks beautiful combined with other plants
This is a large hanging begonia plant that requires space. In a fairly large hanging basket or a tall flower pot, the pink, white and red flowers will look colourful planted with fuchsias, hanging pansies or ivy.
Deadhead the begonias regularly and this will encourage a second flowering. For an extra rich flowering we recommend using plant fertilizer 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 fluids therefore they are not tolerant of frost.
Begonia tubers are very easy to overwinter. Lift the plants after the first night frost. Cut back all the stems to just above the tuber. Attach a label with the name of the begonia, so that next year you will know which variety they are. Shake the soil from the tuber and place in a box with compost and sharp sand. Store the tubers in a frost-free area. You can plant them again next spring and look forward to once more enjoying their beautiful flowers.
For an extra early flowering of your hanging begonias you can ‘withdraw’ them. In the 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 the outside. Finally in mid-May they can be planted in the ground or in a flower pot. You will soon be able to enjoy the many beautiful flowers of this begonia variety.