- Flowering Time
- Planting Time
- Lift After Flowering Season
- Perfect For
- Pots & Tubs
- Small Garden & Balcony
- Flowering Height
- 20-30 cm
- Bulb Size
- 6/+ cm
- Whites & Creams
- Pinks & Pastels
Exquisite double begonia ‘Camelia’ delivers an abundance of classical, ruffled rose-pink blooms, which flower tirelessly over several months.
Copper tinted foliage provides a beautifully textured backdrop for the stunning, frilled flowers to shine. Petal margins appear edged white, creating a charming and unique, three-dimensional appearance.
Plant several tubers together in a large pot or outdoor basket for a bountiful display, or be creative and combine with delicate, tumbling begonias and bedding for added texture and colour.
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.