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Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Apricot Shades Improved' F1 Hybrid

Half-hardy Perennial

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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 Improved 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: 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.

Ideal For:
patio
Flowering Period:
July, August, September, October
Sowing Months:
January, February, March
Position:
sun or semi shade, dappled shade
    • 1 packet (15 begonia seeds)

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    • Despatch: by Monday
    • £3.99
Sowing time: Mid-January to mid-March.Sow seeds on the surface of lightly firmed, moist seed compost in pots or trays. Do not cover the seed. Place in a propagator or warm place, and keep at a temperature of around 24-27C (75-80F). After sowing, do not exclude light as this helps germination. Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged; germination will usually take 15-60 days.Caution: Dust-like seeds. To open, hold over a sheet of white paper, cut along three sides of inner pack and carefully open out flat. Tap the packet gently to dislodge seed.

When large enough to handle, transplant seedlings into 7.5cm (3in) pots or trays. When well grown, pot on into hanging baskets or Flower Pouches™.

Gradually acclimatise young plants to outdoor conditions for 10-15 days before planting out after all risk of frost, 15-20cm (6-8in) apart, or plant into baskets and containers. For best results, provide a rich, light, well-drained soil in full sun or part shade.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above.

Despatch: Within 24 hours applies to orders placed online from Sunday to Thursday. Orders placed online on Friday or Saturday will be despatched on Monday. Please note that for Bank Holiday weekends, orders placed Friday to Sunday will be despatched on Tuesday.

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. Apricot shade seeds

    By Anthony Knights 24-07-2015

    There did not appear to be any seeds in the packet that arrived. I rang and explained and further packets were sent to replace the original but again no seeds appeared to be provided. I was advised they were dust like seeds so was very careful but still no luck. I was really looking forward to them as before I had purchased plug plants, which were fantastic.

    Ryan
    27-07-2015

    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.

  2. slow to start

    By Kathy Knight 03-06-2011

    Hi slow to get going during the cold May but now very healthy plants.

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