Begonia plugs can be planted straight into flower pouches but are best potted on first and grown on in bright, frost-free conditions if they are to be displayed in baskets, window boxes, pots and beds. Begonia plants can be transplanted into their final containers once they have increased in size. When all risk of frost has passed, acclimatise begonia plants to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days, before placing 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 faded begonia flowers regularly to extend the flowering period and encourage more blooms to be produced.
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By mike edwards 18-10-2014
What a plant, Planted 5 to a basket and they went berserk cascading 3ft plus, full of bright orange flowers which just stayed on the plant and I did not dead head until late September will be growing these again.
Thank you for your review. I hope we can continue to be of service.
Fantastically prolific and beautiful.
By Lee Hyde 11-10-2014
I planted five of these in the top of one of those large easy-fill baskets to provide some firey over flow, with some trailing blue lobelias in the top row of windows and some petunias in the bottom. Sadly the lobelias 'burnt out' towards mid-summer and the petunias never really did take off. However, the bergonias lasted and are still looking wonderful now (October) covering the entire basket. I also go a view volunteer vegetable plants (one heritage 'white' cucumber and a tomatoe plant I just noticed last week) and honestly the cucmber volunteer didn't look out of place at all. It spiraled around the basket, using the begonias as a support
It's a shame they're not tuberous, else I'd save the corms and replant next year. I'll probably try to overwinter a few cuttings but I wonder, will saved seeds from this 'inferno' variety come true to type or is this a (F1) hybrid? (Sorry for seeking ways to avoid buying more from you T&M. ;-))
Thank you for your review. Although the Begonia Inferno is not supplied as a tuber, you can lift the Begonia and overwinter it in a greenhouse or sheltered area. After the Begonia has flowered in its second season, a tuber will form which will allow you to preserve the Begonia for future seasons.
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