Patio Begonias 'Pink' have the biggest flowers of all begonia varieties. The flowers can sometimes even grow as large as those of the amaryllis. This begonia is very versatile in use, and as it is undemanding it does not mind being planted in the shade. A patio is the ideal spot, but decking is also suitable. They can also be planted in the garden.
|Latin name:||Begonia - x tuberhybrida|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bulb or tuber|
|Guarantee:||100% growth and flowering guarantee|
|Preferred location:||Sun, Half shadow, Shadow|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||June - October|
|Planting distance:||15 - 20 cm|
|Planting depth:||10 cm|
|Bulb diameter:||4 - 5 cm|
Plant the large tubers of the Patio Begonias 'Pink' in spring in fresh potting compost. Choose a pot or planter with holes in the base so that the irrigation water can easily drain through. Cover the bottom with a layer of potsherds or hydro grains. Put the compost in the pot and place the tubers on top spaced approximately 20 cm apart. Cover the tubers with 1-2 cm of compost. Water immediately after planting. These begonias grow and bloom well in partial shade.
Deadhead the faded flowers to encourage further flowering throughout the growing season. When the plant is established it is often advisable to provide a regular liquid feed, which will help to encourage an extra rich flowering. Protect them 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.