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Begonia 'Apricot Shades'

Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Apricot Shades Improved' F1 Hybrid

Half-hardy Tuber

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  • Cascading radiant colour
  • Unbeatable for value and durability
  • Keeps blooming - whatever the weather
  • Extra-large double flowers
  • Perfect for Flower Pouches™
A best seller, Begonia Apricot Shades is as versatile as it is beautiful! Large, cascading double blooms in sunshine shades of apricot and lemon will pour from your containers from July to October. These tuberous begonias will perform whatever the weather, in sun or semi shade. The trailing habit of Begonia Apricot Shades makes them ideal for hanging baskets, window boxes and flower pouches for a really impressive display that will light up even a shady corner. Tuber size 3/4. Height: 30cm (12”). Spread: 45cm (18”).

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Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.

Ideal For:
patio
Flowering Period:
July, August, September, October
Position:
sun or semi shade, dappled shade
    • 5 pre-chitted tubers

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    • Despatch: By end of February 2015
    • £9.99
    • 10 pre-chitted tubers

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    • Despatch: By end of February 2015
    • £16.99
Tubers are ideal for containers and baskets, making a larger plant in the first year than plug plants or growing from seed. From February, start tuberous begonias off in well-drained, moist compost in a warm, frost-free position in bright light. When planting begonia tubers, position them just below the compost surface with the indented side facing upwards. In hanging baskets the tubers can be planted at a 45 degree angle with their roots toward the centre, to encourage plants to cascade over the sides of the basket. When begonia plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days, before planting them in their final positions. Choose a sunny or semi shaded position that is protected from strong winds.
Feed and water begonia plants frequently throughout the growing season taking care not to over-water, as this will cause new begonia flower buds to drop. Deadhead the single female begonia flowers to encourage more of the large double male flowers to be produced and to extend the flowering period.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.


Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.


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Reviews
  1. brilliant

    By MAGGIE shaw 07-04-2014

    I love these begonia tubers. So easy to grow in my hanging baskets and planters. Abundance of flower heads all summer. I have bought some more this year as I only have to remember to plant and feed and then remove and keep dry over winter... Well don't T&M....

    Natalie
    07-04-2014

    Thank you for your review. I hope we can continue to be of service.

  2. Disappointing

    By Chris Wilkinson 11-06-2011

    The tubers which I received were of a very small size and took a very long time, ( weeks), to throw up shoots. I phoned and complained as only 3 of the tubers produced growth. Replacements were despatched which were much bigger and sprung into growth much more quickly.

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