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Begonia (perennial)

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Sharply ruffled edges and fully double flowers make Fimbriatas a great choice for pots and hanging baskets in the shade. Not winter-hardy so the tubers need lifting and storing dry during the winter.

Additional Info

  • Genus:
    Begonia
  • Species:
    fimbriata
  • Recommended site:
    Rich moist soil with good drainage preferably in a sunny position but will grow in shade. Recommended for containers and hanging baskets
  • Associate planting:
    The white flowers mix well with almost all colours
  • Flower colour:
    white
  • Height (cm):
    30 cm x 18 cm x 18 cm
  • Cultivation:

    Lift and dry the tubers before the first frost. Cut the stems off just above the tuber and store in dry soil at 4 - 10 C.

  • Watering:
    Water regularly
  • History in Graham's Garden:

    2012 Bought 3X tubers from La Gua pepiniare (€ 2) . Soaked the dry tubers in tepid water for 90 minutes and spotted tiny shoots about to develop. Planted in pot of compost 27/5.

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