- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- Lift After Flowering Season
- Perfect For
- Pots & Tubs
- Small Garden & Balcony
- Flowering Height
- 25-30 cm
- Bulb Size
- 6/+ cm
- Oranges & Yellows
- Reds & Burgundy
Begonia Picotee Yellow & Red
Begonia ‘Picotee Yellow & Red’ is a cheerful, free-flowering bedding plant, ideal for uplifting summer pots and large hanging baskets.
Fleshy, arching stems cascade over the rim of containers, bearing clusters of tropical-toned blooms. Satin petals gleam in a rich yolk-yellow shade, with luxurious, scarlet-trimmed edges and undersides.
Flowering from May until at least September in partial shade, begonias thrive in fertile, well-drained soil with only deadheading required.
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.