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Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Apricot Shades Improved' F1 Hybrid (Garden Ready)

Half-hardy Perennial

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  • 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.

  • The fast-track to a hassle-free garden - just plant, water and enjoy!
  • Quality plants delivered to your door, hardened off and ready to plant out
  • Fully-grown, super-robust, healthy plants
Our garden ready plants are selected for garden performance, straight from the nursery. We send them to you 'green' ahead of flowering (but please note some varieties may show a few blooms), which means plants will establish quickly and all their energy goes into producing better roots, so they produce more flowers throughout the season.

 

Buy this variety in a larger plant size

Ideal For:
patio
Flowering Period:
July, August, September, October
Position:
sun or semi shade, dappled shade
    • 30 begonia garden ready plants

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    • Despatch: By end of June 2017
    • £14.99
When all risk of frost has passed, gradually acclimatise garden-ready Begonia plants to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days before transplanting into their final positions in baskets, window boxes and patio containers. Plant Begonias in 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.


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

Reviews
  1. Wonderful display all summer

    By Joy Gregory 15-09-2016

    These have been amazing, a stunning display all summer. Will definitely buy again next summer. Highly recommended

    Natalie
    16-09-2016

    Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with your purchase 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.

  2. Absolutely Stunning Display!

    By John Freeman 11-09-2016

    Bought 30 garden ready plants for two hanging baskets. Excellent display in both baskets, all our friends think they are superb and will be ordering them next year, as of course we will again. Can we attach photos of the baskets they are stunning!

    Richard
    11-09-2016

    Thank you for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with your Garden Ready Apricot Shades purchase and thank you so much for taking the time to let us know. We'd love to see some photos of your baskets - please feel free to share them on our Facebook page, here: https://www.facebook.com/thompsonmorgan/ I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

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