- Planting Time
- Lift After Flowering Season
- Perfect For
- Pots & Tubs
- Small Garden & Balcony
- Flowering Height
- 25-30 cm
- Bulb Size
- 6/7 cm
Begonia Large Double Mixed
A colourful rainbow-mix of large, double begonias – ideal for growing to fill and spill from urns, pots and hanging baskets.
Begonias will thrive best in light soil, enriched with organic matter such as leaf-mould. A spot in part shade is perfect for your containers, which will overflow bountifully with the large, rosette-shaped blooms from May until October.
A bold palette of pink, red, orange, and yellow shades, harmonises with pure white to complete this fabulous set of popular, productive begonias.
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.