- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- Lift After Flowering Season
- Perfect For
- Pots & Tubs
- Small Garden & Balcony
- Flowering Height
- 20-25 cm
- Bulb Size
- 6/+ cm
- Pinks & Pastels
Begonia Pendula Pink
The fuchsia-pink blooms of pendula begonia ‘Cascade Pink’ tumble over the edges of your pots and hanging baskets all summer, with wild exuberance. Double, hot-pink flowers bloom for months on end from late spring, adding bold, welcoming colour and plenty of charm to the garden.
Dark-green, veined foliage adds wonderful depth to the plants, which thrive best in dappled shade, in soil rich with leaf-mould.
Make a statement by planting several tubers in a large container for a bountiful, lush look, or be adventurous and combine with contrasting 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.