|Latin name:||Begonia fimbriata|
|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:||4 - 5 cm|
Fringed Double Begonias tubers can be planted in fresh potting compost during the spring. Use a pot or planter with holes in the base to aid drainage. Cover the bottom with a layer of potsherds or hydrograins. Fill the pot with potting compost leaving sufficient space for the bulbs and allowing for watering. Plant the begonia tubers about 20 cm apart and cover with 1-2 cm of compost. Water well after planting.
Fringed Double Begonias make an excellent border plant
Fringed Double Begonias grow well in pots and planters, but they'll also look great in your plant border. Particularly when planted in large groups, our mix of white, yellow and red begonia flowers look great. These large, fringed flowers appear throughout the entire summer.
Frequently remove the faded flowers on a regular basis. For an extra rich bloom, we recommend to add fertiliser regularly when watering. Protect the plant from direct, bright sunlight. The compost around the tubers should not be too wet as this may cause the begonia tubers to rot. The stems and leaves contain high amounts of moisture, therefore they can definitely not tolerate frost.
Begonia tubers are easy to preserve during the winter. After the first night frost and when the begonia foliage begins to yellow, reduce watering until the pots dry out. Lift the begonias and cut the stems back to just above the tuber. Attach a label with the name Begonias to remind yourself for the next year. Shake the compost from the begonia tubers and place them in a box with compost and sharp sand. Keep the tubers in a frost-free area. Next spring, you can plant them once again and the plant will reward you with its beautiful flowers.
For your begonias to experience an extra early flowering, you can 'withdraw' them. In the spring, place the tubers in damp peat at 15-20˚ C. As soon as shoots start appearing, place the tubers in a pot. Allow the tubers to get used to the outdoors once again. At last, you can plant the tubers in the ground or flower pot. You will soon be able to enjoy the hundreds of colourful flowers provided by this begonia species.