- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- Lift After Flowering Season
- Perfect For
- Pots & Tubs
- Small Garden & Balcony
- Flowering Height
- 20-25 cm
- Bulb Size
- 4/5 cm
- Whites & Creams
- Pinks & Pastels
In soft shades of apple-blossom pink, new cascade begonia ‘Florence’ blooms endlessly, from May to September. The double flowers bring bountiful frills as they spill from the edges of containers, creating a full and abundant look.
Attractive, veined, dark-green foliage serves to enhance the fluffy, ruffled pink blooms.
Fabulous for colourful patio planters, hanging baskets and pretty tubs, begonias require little attention, flowering tirelessly into autumn.
Water generously in the cool of the morning, or later in the evening if your begonias are in full sun, though they do prefer a spot in partial shade.
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.