Planted in hanging baskets, containers or borders, begonias fill your garden with colour from late spring until the first frosts. But if you want a show-stopping display it’s important to plant begonia tubers at the right depth and the correct way up. In this video guide we’ll show you how to plant your begonia tubers correctly. Here’s everything you need to know about growing begonias from tubers.
Follow these simple step-by-step instructions when planting begonia tubers:
Tuberous begonias generally produce larger blooms than fibrous ‘wax begonias’ and they’re a popular choice for their bright colours and double flowers. Although usually treated like annuals, their tubers can be stored through winter for flowering the following year. Read our begonia masterclass for reviews of different varieties to try.
If you’re planting up a border, a begonia bumper back is a good way to enjoy a mixture of colours and flower forms. For hanging baskets, the trailing varieties in the begonia ‘Pendula’ mix make this collection ideal. And if you like to create contemporary hanging basket or window box displays, choose trailing begonias in a single colour to make a strong, eye-catching statement.
We hope you find our guide to planting your begonia corms useful. Find more begonia growers guides and articles over at our begonia hub page and produce your own breathtaking display this summer. Share your begonia progress with us on our social channels using the #YourTMGarden.