Camellia Begonias support a crop of colour with large double blooms. Deep and rich in lovely shades, they are a rewarding plant, preferring a sunny or partly sheltered spot. Begonias are just as easily grown indoors as out, and will produce masses of colour with very little effort. Tip: Pluck off any single flowers to encourage the large double flowers to come.
These plants are available anytime from August – December and can be planted through to the end of December.
Begonia’s are best left out of the soil in a warm spot, ideally in good sunlight where they will sprout and start growing slowly. Once the shoots are 2-3 cm long they should be planted 4-5 cm deep in well worked soil. Do not allow to dry out and keep in mind that Begonias are frost sensitive so be sure to plant after the frosts have passed.
Begonias should be planted in late Winter/Early Spring.
Find a nice, well drained spot for your tubers - Begonias don't like too much sun, so the hotter your region, the less sun they need! (if planting in pots indoors, ensure that they have access to a bit of light, but not full sun)
Plant the tubers around 3cm below the surface of the soil, ensuring the indented side of the tuber is facing up.
For a full overview of how to plant Begonias visit our Gardeners Guide.