|Latin name:||Begonia x tuberhybrida|
|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:||30 - 40 cm|
|Planting distance:||15 - 20 cm|
|Planting depth:||10 cm|
|Bulb diameter:||3 - 4 cm|
The ideal time to plant begonias is in the spring, once the frost period has finished. Plant the tubers with their concave side facing upwards, about 20 cm apart from each other, and cover them with a thin layer of soil. Do you prefer to enjoy the colours of your begonias earlier? If so, plant the tubers in planters in February or March before putting them outside in the garden. The warm temperature of your house will allow your double begonias to bloom earlier. This way, you can admire your begonias much longer. The young plants don't like to be under full sunshine right away, so you should try to avoid this. Begonias are also great in borders and planters on the patio or balcony.
The tuberous begonia as a bedding plant
The begonia grows well in flower pots or planters but it also makes a terrific bedding plant. Especially when planted out in large groups the begonia always makes a statement in the garden. The flowers are mostly very large and appear throughout the summer.
Double Begonias have tubers that can be preserved throughout the winter. We recommend to lift the tubers from the ground before the first frost and to keep them in a dry place during the winter. In the spring, once there are no more night frosts, you can place the begonias back out in the garden. You can soon enjoy the colourful flowers once again.
Begonias with a rich bloom
Double Begonias should preferably be placed in partial shade. However, if they are placed under full sunshine, make sure you give them plenty of water (approximately 2-3 times per week). Water the plants in the afternoon once the sun has disappeared, otherwise, the leaves may get burned. It is best to fertilize your begonias regularly so that they will have a richer and more beautiful bloom.
This tuberous begonia leaf has an asymmetric shape with one side longer than the others. Begonias are colourful bloomers, their colours can be combined with others to make them look even more appealing. Check out our wide range of products to add a nice variation of flowers and colours in your garden. Did you know that begonias combine perfectly with Lobelia and Salvia?