Red Ruffled - Begonia
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Large ruffled red.
Tuberous Begonia: (Zones 1,2)
Tuberous Begonias are spectacular flowers and perform best with some love and attention. These frost-tender plants enjoy a mild climate where temperatures range from 10 to 25 degrees C. For a fantastic display plant them in pots. They prefer bright shade with little or no direct light. Plant the tuber with the eyes up (concave side up). Plant each tuber just below the surface in a 15-20cm pot. Do not over-water. Begonias enjoy restricted space for root growth. For best results pot in a small restrictive pot with just a few centimetres each side of the tuber. Once you have leaves unfurling you can move to a bigger pot. Use a quality potting mix and fertilise with 3-4 month slow release fertiliser or fortnightly liquid feeds. Water well while hot but reduce watering toward the end of flowering. They are susceptible to rot over Winter. Remove any dead or dying flowers or leaves to reduce fungal problems (powdery mildew). Watch for slugs and snails and over watering.
Aspect: Shade no direct sun
Growing Zones: Zones 1, 2 (refer to Climate Map)
Product Type: Begonias - Tuberous Begonias
Product code: B07
Scientific Name: Begonia x tuberhybrida
Supplied as: Dry Bulb
Water Wise: Yes
Planting Time: Sep;Oct;Nov
End Use: Potted;Garden
Frost Hardy: No