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

2 Options from £4.99

Half-Hardy Perennial
What is Half-Hardy Perennial?
A plant that lives for more than two years. Can be grown outdoors
but requires winter protection from frosts and temperatures below 0C.
17 Reviews

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!

15 begonia garden ready plants £9.99 Out of Stock
30 begonia garden ready plantsSave £10.00Best Ever Price £14.99 £4.99 Out of Stock
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery Reviews Video
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. 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.

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.


Patio

Half-hardy

Sun or semi shade, Dappled shade

Up to 30cm (11.8in)

Up to 45cm (17.7in)

Easy for all

Easy for all

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: GY, HS, IV41-IV56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3.

15 Begonia Garden Ready Plants (T73695)
30 Begonia Garden Ready Plants (T47467)

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Flowering Months
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.
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.

Delivery

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 delivery charge of £1.95.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.95.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

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

Satisfaction Guaranteed

For your complete peace of mind, our Home and Garden products may be returned to us within 30 days of purchase for a refund of the purchase price. Items must be returned unused, at your cost and in mint condition. All items carry a manufacturer's 12 month defects warranty.

Reviews

Absolutely Stunning Display! 2016-11-09

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!

T&M replied on 2016-09-11: 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.

Wonderful display all summer 2016-09-15

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

T&M replied on 2016-09-16: 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.

Stunning Display 2016-08-21

I have bought from T & M every year. This is the first time I have bought Apricot Shades ( garden ready ) . What a stunning display I have had. They are constantly blooming. I have had lots of comments from family and friends. Will be ordering again next year.

T&M replied on 2016-08-21: Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with your purchase. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

Fantastic 2016-06-27

No problems with delivery. Planted out immediately into hanging baskets and then took off rapidly with growth. In full bloom now and will purchase again next year. Neighbours commenting how lovely they are.

T&M replied on 2016-06-27: 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.

Beautiful Display 2016-03-16

Apricot Shades Begonia’s gave a beautiful display for my 50th Anniversary and all my guests were very impressed. My house really stood out because of the Begonias which I had planted in hanging baskets.

Best baskets ever 2016-03-08

I bought garden ready plants and tubers from T &M and both have done brilliantly although two or three of the tubers did not develop. My baskets at the front of the house have usually suffered wind damage but the begonias have survived and look beautiful. I have them in tubs, window boxes etc and will definitely buy again.

T&M replied on 2016-08-03: Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with your purchase. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

Beautiful 2015-11-13

Once they established they really took off and had a lot of great comments about the colour and trail; deadheaded the single flowers and did not need to water much this year as not too hot. Will plant again next year and have requests from friends to plant some up for them.

T&M replied on 2015-11-16: Thank you very much for your review. I am so pleased 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.

Beautiful Plants 2015-08-24

These arrived in good condition and have gone from strength to strength since potting them up. They are all in large pots bought from you and they look beautiful. These are the first begonias I have ever really liked. I usually shy away from them but these have made me change my mind. I am hoping to over winter them in newspaper once they have died off as it would be great to get them again next year. If not I shall have to buy some more. Thanks again for all your plants making my garden looking brilliant this year.

T&M replied on 2015-08-25: Thank you for taking the time to post your review. I am glad that you are happy with the results of your plants. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

well Impressed 2015-07-06

I received my double pack of begonia's last week I was so impressed with the quality of the plants & the excellent packaging Ive just ordered some more today, my small garden & hanging baskets are going to look stunning in a couple of weeks time & make it feel warm with the vibrant apricot shades even if the weather isn't! . I did purchase the plug plants but unfortunately because of a sudden bereavement I didn't have the time to get them re-potted right away so lost the majority of them, what I did salvage are still very small so this is why I re ordered the 60 garden ready plants & today another 30 plus a climbing fushia. the service is excellent. :-)

T&M replied on 2015-06-09: Thank you very much for your kind comments, they are greatly appeciated, as is the time you have taken to post them. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

Customer service 2015-06-28

Recap on previous review. T&M have replaced them and the new lot look great proving it was just a blip! Just need the sun now. Well done T&M and thank you

T&M replied on 2015-06-29: Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. I am glad to hear that the plants have arrived in good condition this time for you. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

Wonderful Plants 2015-06-10

The plants arrived in a very good condition and were a very good size. These always perform well no matter the weather and give a really good display. I have gown these for a number of years and they have never let me down.

T&M replied on 2015-10-07: Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with this product. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

Excellent Plants 2015-05-15

T & M have got it right. Have just received my apricot shades and this year the packaging is fantastic, most of the plants are intact and excellent quality. Also a month early on despatch which is great. Thank you T&M

T&M replied on 2015-05-15: Thank you for your review and for taking the time to share your wonderful comments. I hope we can continue to be of service.

brilliant 2015-05-14

i have just received mine by post today i bought the 24 pack of plug plants and i am so happy with them but to the first time Gardner they might think o these are small but that's where the value is just pot them up in to a bit bigger pots grow on for a few weeks and in no time you will have super young plants i am very very happy Gardner

T&M replied on 2015-05-15: Thank you for your review and for taking the time to share your wonderful comments. I hope we can continue to be of service.

Lovely on the patio 2015-04-22

We had these in our patio pots last year. The flowers are big and extravagant and cascade beautifully from their pots. I will be ordering them again this year.

T&M replied on 2015-04-23: Thank you for your review and for taking the time to share your wonderful comments. I hope we can continue to be of service.

Begonia Apricot Shades Garden ready plants 2015-03-10

What can I say -I have been growing these for over 10 years and they have never let me down. I have them in baskets, triple baskets, containers, window boxes and half baskets on the fences. The are constantly being admired in my front garden, and I have won several garden competitions here in Bournemouth with the displays. They areally are my very favourite plants. Thank you T & M.

T&M replied on 2015-10-05: Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with this product. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.

Garden ready Begonias 2014-09-08

Really pleased with the results. It's so much easier using garden ready plants, they arrived in great condition, potted them into my easy fill baskets and they look superb. Used the offer of buying one set, and getting a second set for £5, fabulous value for money. I will be doubling up next year on these for sure

T&M replied on 2014-08-12: Thank you for your review. I hope we can continue to be of service.

Garden ready Begonias 2014-09-08

Really pleased with the results. It's so much easier using garden ready plants, they arrived in great condition, potted them into my easy fill baskets and they look superb. Used the offer of buying one set, and getting a second set for £5, fabulous value for money. I will be doubling up next year on these for sure

T&M replied on 2014-08-12: Thank you for your review. I hope we can continue to be of service.