The daffodil begonia was almost lost to cultivation, but we've worked with breeders to bring an old-time classic back to UK gardens. This vintage begonia variety has been re-worked to offer stunning giant daffodil-like blooms for a fresh contemporary look to patio and border displays in shades of salmon pink. The fancy begonia blooms are held above dark green velvety foliage for a unique display in your garden this summer. As with all begonia plants, 'Daffadowndilly' will thrive in shady spots, lifting drab areas of the garden with vibrant colour from mid-summer though to the first hard frosts of winter. The flowers are virtually sterile, meaning the plants just keep on piling on new blooms. Set them in patio pots, baskets or border displays and they are bound to attract attention from your gardening friends! Height and spread: 30cm (12").
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.
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.
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.
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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