The begonia tubers we supply are amongst the largest you can get. Double begonia orange has deep bright orange blooms. Double Begonias will brighten up the shady or sunny areas of any garden and are also particularly good in pots. If planting in pots use a 50/50 mix of multi purpose compost and something similar to John innes number 2 to provide good drainage. Begonias have a long flowering period which starts in July and goes right through the summer.
Start off tubers in a greenhouses or similar from January to March and harden off before planting out after the fear of frosts have passed. Alternatively they can be plant direct into containers or borders outside from April on-wards. Soils should be well cultivated to a fine crumb and the tubers planted with the top just showing above the soil level.
Tip: It is often difficult to tell which way up to plant begonias but the stems will appear from the rough or concave side of the bulb.
See tims tips begonias on youtube for detailed instructions.
Flowering height: 10-14″ (25-35cm)
Flowering period: July to first frosts
Soil type: All free draining soils.
Aspect: Semi to full sun in the warmer parts of the garden.