Do tuberous begonias like sun or shade?
Early morning and late afternoon sun will not harm them, but they need good indirect or dappled light at other times. Although tuberous begonias must be grown in well-drained soil, they are not drought tolerant, so it’s important to water them when it hasn’t rained.
Which begonias are tuberous?
These include single-flowered begonias such as Bertini, compact types with 2 to 3” flowers such as Non-Stops, hanging types such as Golden Balcony, and the most popular ones, with big, 5 to 8” blossoms, such as Roseform Scarlet, Ruffled Yellow Fimbriata and Superba Mix.
Do tuberous begonias come back every year?
The flowers and stems above ground will die but if it is a tuberous begonia it will have gone dormant during the winter and should flower again in the spring.
How big do tuberous begonias get?
6 to 12 in. tall
Tuberous begonias come in many colors, sizes & habits The uprights usually grow 6 to 12 in. tall, but some can reach 30 inches. Pendulous forms are particularly well-suited to hanging baskets and have branches that can drape over a pot’s edge by 18 inches or more. Your choices don’t stop there.
When should I start tuberous begonias?
Plant tuberous begonia tubers indoors 8 to 10 weeks before the average last spring frost in your area. (Flowering typically begins 12 to 14 weeks after planting.) Start tuberous begonias in pots or other suitable containers. All containers should have drainage holes in the bottom.
Is tuberous begonia a perennial?
They are grown as bedding plants in spring, similar to marigolds, impatiens and petunias. Although they are perennial in a warmer climate, most gardeners treat them as annual flowers. Tuberous begonias are probably the second-most popular outdoor begonia for gardeners.
How do I know if I have tuberous begonias?
Begonias with tuberous roots are a large group of complex hybrids involving many species and years of breeding and development. They can often be identified by their prominent flowers, which can be single, double, ruffled, scented or multicolored, and range in size from 1/2-inch diameter to the size of a dinner plate.
How long do tuberous begonias live?
Most live only 2 to 3 years even with good care. The tubers of tuberous begonias often last 4 to 5 years with good care. Tuberous begonias need a winter rest and don’t make good winter houseplants.