- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- Lift After Flowering Season
- Perfect For
- Pots & Tubs
- Small Garden & Balcony
- Flowering Height
- 15-25 cm
- Bulb Size
- 5/+ cm
Marginata Begonia Mixed
A beautifully frilly, textured duo of specialty begonias. The Marginata Mix combines two stunning varieties – ‘Crispa Marginata White’ and ‘Crispa Marginata Yellow’.
White and yellow petals gleam in sunlight and appear pleated in appearance, finished with a vibrant, ruffled raspberry trim and rich yellow eye.
Perfect for adding uplifting, tropical colour to the garden in summer, ideally suited to pots, baskets, and window-boxes.
Begonias perform best in soil which has been enriched with leaf-mould prior to planting, in a partly shaded area.
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.