- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- Lift After Flowering Season
- Perfect For
- Pots & Tubs
- Small Garden & Balcony
- Flowering Height
- 20-25 cm
- Bulb Size
- 6/+ cm
- Reds & Burgundy
Begonia Pendula Scarlet
For bold containers overflowing with exotic, eye-catching blooms, and lush greenery - pendula begonia ‘Cascade Red’ exudes summer glamour.
A profusion of striking, ruffled flowers appear from May onwards, in rich velvet-crimson, enhanced by bright green foliage.
Brilliant for show-stopping hanging baskets and large statement pots. We think the colours work wonderfully with vintage metal containers.
Plant the flat tubers in spring, in light soil with added leaf-mould and expect endless flowers until the first frost.
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.