- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- Lift After Flowering Season
- Perfect For
- Pots & Tubs
- Small Garden & Balcony
- Flowering Height
- 20-25 cm
- Bulb Size
- 6/+ cm
Begonia Pendula Mix
A dazzling mix of colourful, cascade begonias, designed to sprawl gracefully from summer containers and baskets.
From a bed of verdant green foliage, buds break open in late spring to reveal a rainbow assortment of ruffled, double blooms. Succulent, arching stems hold the frilled flowers aloft. Dainty, elegant single forms randomly intersperse the double flowerheads.
Plant the flat tubers in spring in light, rich compost, and protect from frost until the end of May when you can place your containers outside to bloom. A spot in partial shade is perfect for begonias, which are well-suited to feature hanging baskets, urns, and large pots.
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.