Begonia Picotee type

("Tuberous begonia / Begonia tuberhybrida")

Begonia Picotee type

Picotee is a term that refers to flowers with petals edged in a contrasting ribbon of color. Classic picotee begonias are comprised of light colored petals with dark edges. The narrow band adds visual depth that solid colored blooms simply cannot match. The flowers are large: up to 6"/15 cm. The deep green leaves accent the lighter, heavily crimped blooms beautifully.

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?

Either white with red edges or yellow with red edges

How Far Apart Should I Plant These Bulbs?

6 in / 15 cm

How Deep Should I Dig?

1* in / 3* cm

How Tall Will It Grow?

11-14 in / 28-35 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

Usually sold by color only.

Additional Information

* 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

Begonia 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.

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