Begonia yellow - TuberBegonia x tuberhybrida
You’ve never seen begonias grow this large!
The giant begonia 'Prima Donna' stands for big, bigger, biggest! Giant patio begonias (Prima Donna) have flowers that can grow as large as those of an amaryllis. Begonias are excellent potted plants for on your patio or decking, or in your garden, they will even flower in shade. Begonia 'Prima Donna' is low in maintenance and is not very choosy. A beautiful flowerpot on the patio would be ideal and can certainly be recommended!Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show morePlant the thick tubers of 'Prima Donna in fresh potting compost in spring. Use a flowerpot or plant box with holes in the base, so that the water can drain away properly. Cover the base with pot shards or a layer of hydro pellets. Put the potting compost in the pot and place the tuber on top of it. Cover the tuber of the huge begonia with 1-2 cm of soil. Place the tubers approximately 20 cm apart and water immediately after planting. Begonias will flourish in partial shade.
Begonia as bed plantThanks to the very rich bloom and sturdy stems, Begonia 'Prima Donna' also makes an excellent bed plant. Try filling a border along the garden path or a bed with box hedges with the beautifully fringed flowers. They make an appearance throughout summer and will draw a lot of attention. Also add fertiliser regularly in open ground.
Show moreBy regularly cutting away spent flowers, you will encourage the large begonia to reflower. For an extra rich bloom, Bakker recommends mixing fertiliser in the water regularly. The soil around the tuber may not be too wet. In very wet soil the tuber may start to rot. Protect the plant against bright sunlight. The stems and leaves contain a lot of moist and are absolutely unable to resist frost.
Overwintering begoniaIt is very easy to overwinter begonia tubers. Uproot the plants after the first night frost. Cut off all stems just above the tuber. Attach a label with the name to the tubers. In this way you will know you are dealing with begonia 'Prima Donna' next spring. Shake the soil off the tuber and place the begonia in a box with peat dust or sharp sand. Store the tubers of Begonia 'Prima Donna' in a frost-free room. Next spring you will be able to plant them again and you will be rewarded with magnificent flowers.
Show moreIt is possible to make your large begonia tubers bloom extra early. For this, place the tubers of Begonia 'Prima Donna' in moist peat dust from spring, at 15-20 °C. When shoots appear, you can pot them in potting compost. Allow the begonias to get used to the outdoor temperature in early May. You can plant them outdoors in open ground or in a pot from mid-May.
- Extra information
Latin name Begonia x tuberhybrida Delivery type Supplied as bulb or tuber Guarantee 100% growth and flowering guarantee Color Yellow Light preference full sun , partial sun , full shade Scented not scented Flowers for cutting no Flowering period June - October Planting distance 15 - 20 cm Planting depth 10 cm Diameter bulb 4 - 5 cm