Bouton de Rose
Bouton de Rose Picotee Begonias make a striking combination with their lovely two-tone coloring. The center piece for any flower garden they produce medium to large blooms on compact branching bush and are very hardy and easy to grow. A rewarding plant, they prefer a sunny or partly shaded 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.
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.