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Begonia 'Crispa Marginata' White-Red

Half-hardy Tuber

A magnificent specimen for any garden, Begonia 'Crispa Marginata' really does stand apart from all the others. Creamy white flowers with a wonderful bright red frilled edge surround the golden yellow centres for a really dazzling display! This great little begonia is absolutely ideal for adding a lift to any part of the garden, be it in a raised bed or border or in containers on the patio. Supplied as tubers. Height: 20cm (8"). Spread: 25cm (10").,

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

Ideal For:
patio, exotic garden
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September, October
Position:
sun or semi shade, dappled shade
    • 5 begonia tubers

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    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    • £9.99
    • 10 begonia tubers

    • SAVE *£4.99  
    • Despatch: By end of January 2017
    • £19.98 £14.99
Tubers are ideal for containers and baskets, making a larger plant in the first year than plug plants or growing from seed. From February, start tuberous begonias off in well-drained, moist compost in a warm, frost-free position in bright light. When planting begonia tubers, position them just below the compost surface with the indented side facing upwards. In hanging baskets the tubers can be planted at a 45 degree angle with their roots toward the centre, to encourage plants to cascade over the sides of the basket. When begonia plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days, before planting 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 flower buds to drop. Deadhead the single female flowers to encourage more of the large double male flowers to be produced. At the end of the growing season the leaves and stems will yellow and fall off naturally. Reduce watering to prevent begonia plants from rotting at this stage. When the stems have all dropped away, dig out the tubers. Clean and dry them before storing them away in peat or sand at 7-15C (45-60F) until they can be replanted next February.

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.


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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. begonia crispa marginata

    By Abigail Stewart 26-06-2016

    sadly three tubers have rotted rest are racing away and are the picture of health and are growing vigorously. Everything else that I have received is in perfect health just hope that the slugs and snails decide to move elsewhere!

    Richard
    26-06-2016

    Thank you for your review. I am very sorry to learn about the three rotten tubers. 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.

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