- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- Lift After Flowering Season
- Perfect For
- Pots & Tubs
- Small Garden & Balcony
- Flowering Height
- 15-25 cm
- Bulb Size
- 5/+ cm
- Oranges & Yellows
Begonia Crispa Marginata Yellow
Flame frilled edges and golden-yellow petals make begonia ‘Crispa Marginata Yellow’ a vibrant and impactful little plant for sunny summer containers, baskets, and window-boxes.
Flowering profusely in semi-shade, begonias are wonderful bountiful plants which bloom for months on end, often until the first frost.
Ideal for adding a dash of rich, tropical colour to your garden – we think this variety looks delightful planted simply by itself, or with a trailing, tumbling begonia such as ‘Bertini’ in a large feature pot.
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.