- Planting Time
- Lift After Flowering Season
- Perfect For
- Pots & Tubs
- Small Garden & Balcony
- Flowering Height
- 25-30 cm
- Bulb Size
- 6/7 cm
- Reds & Burgundy
Begonia Large Flowered Red
This bold begonia is a brilliant choice for adding show-stopping colour to summer containers. The sizeable, scarlet blooms flower endlessly from late spring until at least September.
A lush bed of dark green foliage provides the perfect foil for the bright red flowers to shine, gleaming in dappled shade where begonias thrive best. Plant in light soil which is rich in leaf-mould and ensure containers are watered well through the summer months.
Plant tubers in spring to fill your finest pots, urns and hanging baskets with colour. Fast-growing and long-lasting begonias flower until the days cool in autumn, making them a wonderful choice for container growing.
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.