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Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Apricot Shades Improved' F1 Hybrid

Half-hardy Perennial

 Customer Rating
  • Cascading radiant colour
  • Unbeatable for value and durability
  • Keeps blooming - whatever the weather
  • Extra-large double flowers
  • Perfect for Baskets or Flower Pouches™
  • Our best-seller just got better!
It's not that we weren't satisfied with the success of our best-seller, Begonia 'Apricot Shades', but we decided to try hand-blending an 'improved' version. You can expect a broader range of colours and 50% more colour-edged picotees from Begonia 'Apricot Shades Improved' - which means you'll enjoy even more non-stop stunning colour and impact in your garden.

Begonia 'Apricot Shades Improved' is as versatile as it is beautiful! Large, cascading, double blooms will pour from your containers from July to October. You'll be enjoying gorgeous flowers in shades of apricot and orange that reach 6-10cm (2.5-4") in diameter all summer and well into autumn. These tuberous begonias will perform whatever the weather and can be placed in sunny or semi shaded positions. The abundant trailing habit of Begonia Apricot Shades Improved makes them a great value plant for hanging baskets, window boxes and Flower Pouches™, giving you a really impressive display that will light up even a shady corner.

Culinary note: Add the bright coloured petals to sandwiches or salads for a light lemon taste and crisp texture. 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: By end of March 2017
    • £9.99
    • 15 begonia jumbo plug plants

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    • £29.97 £14.99
    • 24 begonia plug plants

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    • £7.99
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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

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    • £11.99
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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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    • £64.99
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.


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

Reviews
  1. Much Admired

    By 08-09-2016

    The Begonias you sent me in the spring have been a tremendous success and admired by everyone. Many thanks

    Customer comment from J.M.L. Milligan
    02-09-2016

  2. Lovely

    By Liz Perring 07-09-2016

    DO NOT OVER WATER. DO NOT GIVE UP. KEEP GOING AND REPORT BACK TO CUSTOMER SERVICES TO GIVE THEM A CHANCE TO REPLACE PLANTS DAMAGED OR DRIED OUT IN TRANSIT. WONDERFUL DISPLAY WHEN ALL GOES RIGHT. PLEASE CAN YOU TELL ME HOW TO CARE FOR MY PLANTS FROM NOW? WILL THEY RE-GROW NEXT YEAR?

    Faye
    08-09-2016

    Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with our service and thank you so much for taking the time to let us know. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future. With regards to the information you require at you earliest convenience please contact our Customer Care Department at ccare@thompson-morgan.com, one of our agents will be more than happy to help.

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