("Tuberous begonia / Begonia tuberhybrida")
An upright growing species but with hanging stems making it suitable for both beds, pots and hanging baskets. The flowers are caried in loose clusters and are single or semi-double with pointed petals. Bertini begonias are more tolerant of drier conditions.
What You Need To Know Before You Plant:
When Will This Flower Bloom?
Early Summer continuous into late Fall
When Should I Buy and Plant These Bulbs?
What Kind of Light Does This Bulb Prefer?
Partial shade to filtered sun
What Color Will the Flower Be?
How Far Apart Should I Plant These Bulbs?
12 in / 30 cm
How Deep Should I Dig?
1* in / 3* cm
How Tall Will It Grow?
18-24 in / 45-60 cm
Recommended Number of Bulbs Per Square Foot?
Is It Deer/Critter Resistant?
How Can I Best Use It in My Landscaping?
In borders, flower beds, pots and hanging baskets.
Other Popular Varieties
(Besides the species itself); 'Skaugum' (large tall growing red).
* PLANTING NOTE: do not plant too deep, rounded side down, hollow side up just below or at soil level. Adjust your planting dept according to the size of the bulb.
About the Family
In the 1860's a number of tuberous begonias were discovered high in the forests of Bolivia and Peru, in the Andes mountains of South America. The genus Begonia has over 1,500 species. Here we only make mention of the 'tuberous' begonias that have been subdivided into various groups (depending on their flower form) each of which contains several hybrids which are in general only identified by their color. Next to bedding begonias ('Semperflorens') tuberous begonias are probably the best-known and most widely grown and enjoyed by the average gardener around the world.Read More About the Family