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Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Apricot Shades Improved' F1 Hybrid

Just £9.99

4 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!

5 begonia pre-chitted tubers £9.99 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. Tuber size 3/4. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").

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Patio

Half-hardy

Sun or semi shade, Dappled shade

30cm (11.8in)

45cm (17.7in)

5 Begonia Pre-Chitted Tubers (T47980)

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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.
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.

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.

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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

Stunning... eventually! 2016-09-16

Once these plants got going - and they were very slow compared with Organdy Mixed which romped away - they flowered and flowered and ... well, you get my drift. They're still flowering now and absolutely knock-out. Each plant varies in shade from yellow to orange via peach, pink and red. The flowers aren't pretty when they drop off in full flow, but they're easy enough to spot and scoop up off the flower and out of the shrubs! I'll definitely buy them again. Terrific value and I fully expect them to flower until the frosts come.

Beautiful 2016-07-09

Took a while to get going. So didn't get them out till the middle of summer. Looked gorgeous when they came out though and still going strong. Have had loads of complements. Thoroughly recommend.

T&M replied on 2016-09-07: 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.

brilliant 2014-07-04

I love these begonia tubers. So easy to grow in my hanging baskets and planters. Abundance of flower heads all summer. I have bought some more this year as I only have to remember to plant and feed and then remove and keep dry over winter... Well don't T&M....

T&M replied on 2014-04-07: Thank you for your review. I hope we can continue to be of service.

Disappointing 2011-11-06

The tubers which I received were of a very small size and took a very long time, ( weeks), to throw up shoots. I phoned and complained as only 3 of the tubers produced growth. Replacements were despatched which were much bigger and sprung into growth much more quickly.