Begonia tubers and plants
Begonias are popular both for foliage and begonia flowers. The popular tuberous varieties are hybrids and are sold in containers and can also be used for mass plantings.
The three main varieties are :
- Tuberose Begonias,
- Cane Begonias.
- Rhizomatous Begonias.
Begonias make great house plants and some forms do well in hanging baskets.
Begonia Tubers are available for planting from specialist begonia nurseries who will provide notes on planting begonias and begonia care.
Growing Begonia Plants in the UK
Begonias with over 1500 different species are a diverse group of plants and are of sub tropical and tropical origin. Tuberous begonias are grown from tubers and used widely as pot plants or container plants. Cane begonias have bamboo like stems. Shrub begonias are a more bushy form. Rhizomatous begonias are grown for their foliage. Rex begonias are probably the best known Rhizomatous form.
The Semperflorens type have a waxy foliage. The Tuberous Begonias are originally from South America, (Bolivia and Peru) and are grown for their showy flowers.
Where to grow Begonias
With such a large range we suggest that you always look for growing notes for begonias, all good nurseries should supply these. However, in general begonias do not like frost and do require some warmth.
Look for :Trailing Tuberous Begonias, Upright Tuberous Begonias - Non Stop Tuberous Begonias and Upright Tuberous Begonias - Non Stop Fortune.
Begonia plants are availoable for sale online from the following nurseries.
MOUNT FOLLY NURSERIES
Southwick Road North Boarhunt Near Wickham Hants PO17 6JH
Phone : 01329 832294 : : 07000 M-O-U-N-T-F :: 07000 F-U-C-H-S-I-A
Includes: Tuberous Begonias. Young plants specialists. Growing Fuchsias, Geraniums, Patio Plants and Plug Plants. One of the best selections available in the UK direct from the grower!
CRÛG FARM PLANTS - phone: (+44) 01248 670232
Bleddyn & Sue Wynn-Jones,
Griffiths Crossing, Caernarfon, GWYNEDD, LL55 1TU
We are a small nursery on the North Wales coast, which specialised in introducing new plants into cultivation, from seeds collected on our world-wide expeditions. Which include shade plants, climbers, species Hydrangea, Araliaceae, rare trees & shrubs, Convallariaceae, herbaceous & bulbous.
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