Begonia x tuberhybrida 'Fringed (Fimbriata) Mixed'
What is Half-Hardy Tuber?
Plant that grows from an underground storage organ. Generally supplied in a dormant condition with no top growth. Can be grown outdoors but requires winter protection from frosts and temperatures below 0C.
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Vibrant blooms with crimped edges that resemble large carnations are produced on sturdy plants throughout summer. These beautiful fringed begonias, in a mix of vibrant colours, are ideal for creating a memorable display in beds, window boxes and patio containers. 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.
Sun or semi shade, Dappled shade
Up to 30cm (11.8in)
Up to 30cm (11.8in)
Easy for all
Easy for all
10 begonia tubers (T12547)
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 faded blooms regularly to encourage more vibrant begonia flowers to be produced and to extend the flowering period. 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 7-15°C (45-60°F) until they can be replanted next February.
Tubers are ideal for containers, making a larger plant in the first year than plug plants or growing from seed. From February, start begonia tubers 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. 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.
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