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Begonia 'Apricot Shades'

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.

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

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    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • £9.99
    • 15 jumbo plug plants

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    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • £14.99
    • 24 plug plants

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    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • £7.99
    • 48 plug plants

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    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • £14.99
    • 100 jumbo plug plants

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    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • £69.99
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.


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Reviews
  1. Beautiful show!!

    By ANNE MATHER 07-10-2014

    I ordered the Apricot shades but missed out on the late order. However, I was sent a replacement which was shades of Apricot. WOW WOW WOW there were 82 plants ( more than I ordered)and they have made the most amazing show in three hanging baskets and have been admired by everyone who sees them. Even the scraggy bits I put into a ground pot as spares for the baskets have made the same show. I will try to keep them over the winter but would not have a problem ordering again next year. They have not taken any looking after but I did invest in quality compost and long release feed which has paid off. All my plants have survived this year despite some being tiny when we got them . Just need a bit of patience to bring them on but it's been a pleasure to garden this year.

    Natalie
    07/10/14

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

  2. Fantastic display

    By C. Gillian Walker 27-07-2014

    Plug plants arrived but looked damaged and dying. However, planted on into trays and left them on top shelves in greenhouse on water matting. After 3 weeks there were signs of life, in 6 weeks good growth. They are now (July) in patio pots and 5 have filled each one - enormous plants full of flower. Am astounded and highly delighted with the results.

    Natalie
    28-07-2014

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

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