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Begonia - tuberous Pastel Cascade Mixed [V]

Genus: Begonia.

Species: Begonia.

Planted .12 wall baskets Vistabile back garden
03.13 ditto
Bought 02.12 at Henry Street G. C. £4.99 pck of 4
03.13 at Wilkinsons @ £5 per pck of 10

Tuberous-rooted begonia are particularly attractive for containers and indoor pot plants, as well as for bedding
Begonias are matchless when it comes to sustaining a riot of colour all summer in light shade. These are trailing variety ideal for edging containers of all kinds, (as opposed to bushy upright kinds for planting in the centre of containers or as bedding in shaded positions).

Plant type: tuber

Skill Level: Experience

Hardiness: Half Hardy

Soil type: Well-drained/light
Exposure: Partial shade, Shade

Flowers:July - Sept
Colour: white/pink/red/orange/yellow
Fragrance: ?

Height: 38cm
Spread: 45cm

Take cuttings: Feb - March

The tubers can be dried off for winter storage, and cuttings are easily rooted to multiply stocks.

Soil & Position:
Begonias like rich, moist garden soil with good drainage, preferably in a semi-shaded place, although they will bllom in full sun
Application:
Suitable for flower beds, borders, containers on the patio and balcony. Also suitable as a house plant.
Cultivation:
Plant outdoors, hollow part uppermost, when all danger of frost has passed. Keep the soil moist and remove faded flowers. At the end of the season, lift the tubers, cut the stems off just above the tubers, and store in dry soil at 4-10C.
Expert Tip:
For early flowering, place tubers close together and level with the soil in trays containing damp compost and sand. Try to maintain a temperature of 7-16C. Plant outdoors when all danger of frost has passed.
[Source: packaging]

Keep hanging baskets out of direct sunlight and shielded from wind. Water the plants from the base, as overhead watering damages foliage. Frequent, light watering is best. Heavy watering damages roots and attracts insects and mold.

Overwintering:
Tuberous begonias are perennial in tropical climates, but they are annuals in other areas. Plant bulbs in early spring after frost danger has passed. The plants bloom in spring, summer and into early fall. Unlike hardier begonia species, tuberous begonias are extremely frost sensitive and must be overwintered carefully to bloom again the following spring. Dig up tuberous begonias in the fall and overwinter indoors in a cool, dry space. Repot the bulbs in late winter in a sand

Read more: Types of Tuberous Begonia | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/info_8414253_types-tuberous-begonia.html#ixzz1nCjOAFsI

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Reminders for this plant

Due over 16 years ago:

Start

start off by pressing tubers hollow side uppermost into box of damp peat(?) .
Keep at 60-70F.

Plant

start off by pressing tubers hollow side uppermost into box of damp peat(?) .
Keep at 60-70F.

Due about 16 years ago:

Transplant

Transplant into potting compost

Due over 15 years ago:

Lift

To overwinter, lift in autumn before the first frosts, and dry them off. Dust with a fungicide and store in a frost-free place.

Plant

start off by pressing tubers hollow side uppermost into box of damp peat(?) .
Keep at 60-70F.

Due about 15 years ago:

Transplant

Transplant into potting compost

Due over 14 years ago:

Lift

To overwinter, lift in autumn before the first frosts, and dry them off. Dust with a fungicide and store in a frost-free place.

Plant

start off by pressing tubers hollow side uppermost into box of damp peat(?) .
Keep at 60-70F.

Plant

start off by pressing tubers hollow side uppermost into box of damp peat(?) .
Keep at 60-70F.

Due about 14 years ago:

Transplant

Transplant into potting compost

Due over 13 years ago:

Lift

To overwinter, lift in autumn before the first frosts, and dry them off. Dust with a fungicide and store in a frost-free place.

Plant

start off by pressing tubers hollow side uppermost into box of damp peat(?) .
Keep at 60-70F.

Take cuttings

see notes

Due over 12 years ago:

Store

To overwinter, lift in autumn before the first frosts, and dry them off. Dust with a fungicide and store in a frost-free place.

Start

start off by pressing tubers hollow side uppermost into box of damp peat(?) .
Keep at 60-70F.

Take cuttings

see notes

Due about 12 years ago:

Transplant

Transplant into potting compost

Due over 11 years ago:

Lift

see previous notes

Start

press tubers hollow side uppermost into box of damp peat(?). Keep at 60-70F.

Due over 10 years ago:

Lift

see previous notes