Fringed Double Begonias Mixed - Tuber
Fringed Double Begonias tubers can be planted in fresh potting compost during the spring. Use a pot or planter with holes in the base to aid drainage. Cover the bottom with a layer of potsherds or hydrograins. Fill the pot with potting compost leaving sufficient space for the bulbs and allowing for watering. Plant the begonia tubers about 20 cm apart and cover with 1-2 cm of compost. Water well after planting.Fringed Double Begonias make an excellent border plant
Fringed Double Begonias grow well in pots and planters, but they'll also look great in your plant border. Particularly when planted in large groups, our mix of white, yellow and red begonia flowers look great. These large, fringed flowers appear throughout the entire summer.
For your begonias to experience an extra early flowering, you can 'withdraw' them. In the spring, place the tubers in moist compost at 15-20˚ C. As soon as shoots start appearing, place the tubers in a pot, allow them to get used to the outdoors once again. Finally they can be planted in the ground or in a flower pot. You will soon be enjoying a sea of colourful orange-red flowers.
Frequently remove the faded flowers on a regular basis. For an extra rich bloom, we recommend to add fertiliser regularly when watering. Protect the plant from direct, bright sunlight. The compost around the tubers should not be too wet as this may cause the begonia tubers to rot. The stems and leaves contain high amounts of moisture, therefore they can definitely not tolerate frost.Fringed Double Begonias can be preserved throughout the winter
Begonia tubers are easy to preserve during the winter. After the first night frost and when the begonia foliage begins to yellow, reduce watering until the pots dry out. Lift the begonias and cut the stems back to just above the tuber. Attach a label with the name Begonias to remind yourself for the next year. Shake the compost from the begonia tubers and place them in a box with compost and sharp sand. Keep the tubers in a frost-free area. Next spring, you can plant them once again and the plant will reward you with its beautiful flowers.