- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- Lift After Flowering Season
- Perfect For
- Pots & Tubs
- Small Garden & Balcony
- Flowering Height
- 25-30 cm
- Bulb Size
- 6/7 cm
- Pinks & Pastels
The vivid, carmine-pink blooms of this large, double begonia are perfect for adding a splash of vibrant colour to summer containers.
Huge, rippled flowers shine against deep green, serrated foliage - a wonderful contrast for the soft, rose-like blooms.
Plant to fill and spill from summer hanging baskets, pots, window-boxes, and garden urns.
Brilliant begonias thrive in partial shade, in light and rich soil, flowering in profusion from May until autumn.
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.