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Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Apricot Shades Improved' F1 Hybrid

Half-hardy Perennial

 Customer Rating
  • Great in hanging baskets and pouches
  • Outstanding performance whatever the weather
  • Grows well in sun or shade
  • More than 50% picotees
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. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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

 

Buy this variety in a larger plant size

Ideal For:
patio
Flowering Period:
July, August, September, October
Position:
sun or semi shade, dappled shade
    • 5 begonia jumbo plug plants

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    • Despatch:
    • £9.99
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    • 24 begonia plug plants + 100g begonia fertiliser

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    • £8.99
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    • 48 begonia plug plants + 100g begonia fertiliser

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    • £15.99
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    • 100 begonia jumbo plug plants

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    • Despatch:
    • £64.99
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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 plants frequently throughout the growing season taking care not to over-water, as this will cause new begona 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.


Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

Reviews
  1. Agree with Richard

    By KEVIN BYE 18-05-2016

    Had first batch issued in March out of 96 plants only a handful survived despite potting in JI. Have tried again with another batch purchased and arrived in May but only in a matter of days already look in poor condition and all grown in a commercial greenhouse of a friends who owns a nursery. All his plants look fantastic. Never had a problem in previous years with these plants - Something is obviously not right T&M whats changed?

    Anne
    19-05-2016

    Thank you for your review. I am very sorry to learn of your disappointment with your purchase nothing has changed but your plants may have been held up in transit. At your earliest convenience please contact our Customer Care Department at ccare@thompson-morgan.com, one of our agents will be more than happy to look into this further for you.

  2. Poor performance

    By dane holdstock 23-04-2016

    I received a pack of Apricot shades and Tropical shade plug plants coupled with a pack of Petunias during April. I have tried to nurture them in my greenhouse using a paraffin heater on cold nights. Unfortunately I have lost around half of the plants so far. I think they were sent out too early for me.

    Richard
    23-04-2016

    Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn of your disappointment with your purchase. If you would like to contact our Customer Care Department at ccare@thompson-morgan.com, one of our agents will be more than happy to look in to this further for you.

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