- 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
- Oranges & Yellows
Warm shades of mango-yellow and coral make cascade begonia ‘Sunray’ perfect for an injection of summer colour into containers and baskets.
Frilled, double blooms tumble from the edges of pots, blooming with gusto from May until at least September, with little attention.
Handsome, dark-green foliage is intricately veined and pointed, intensifying the warm sunset shades superbly. Occasional single blooms add pretty variation in texture, bowing their heads in modesty to show the darker petal undersides.
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.