- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- Lift After Flowering Season
- Perfect For
- Pots & Tubs
- Small Garden & Balcony
- Flowering Height
- 30-40 cm
- Bulb Size
- 20/22 cm
- Oranges & Yellows
Create bountiful summer baskets and containers with sensational begonia ‘Bertini’. This productive and colourful begonia will produce an abundance of gleaming, pendulous blooms in blazing, orange-red shades.
Rich, dark-green foliage enhances the look of this spectacular begonia, making the fiery flowers appear to burn even more brightly. Particularly attractive in dappled shade where begonias thrive in humus-rich soil.
Expect this vibrant and vivacious begonia to boldly bloom from May until September.
Plant several corms in a large pot for a showstopping display or grow to tumble over the sides of a mixed container.
Begonia tubers should be started in March or April, in a cold frame or greenhouse.
Choose a pot with a 20cm diameter and several holes in the bottom for drainage. Fill it with rich, good quality compost, leaving a 5cm gap from the rim. Plant your Begonia tuber with the hollow side uppermost, ensuring it sits 2.5cm below the soil surface. Water consistently, keeping the soil evenly moist, but not waterlogged. Place the pot undercover, in a shaded area with temperatures around 18-24°C and shoots will soon start to appear.
Once the danger of frost has passed, usually around the beginning of June, Begonias can be planted out.
Begonias will reach a height of 30-45cm, boasting vibrant, showy blooms ideal for patio containers and hanging baskets.
In October, lift the tubers, remove faded foliage and store in a frost-free place, in dry compost or wood shavings.