Fringed Begonia Mix - TuberBegonia fimbriata
Our Fringed Double Begonias have a similar growth habit to the larger flowered begonias. Sturdy plants that flower profusely until the first frost. The flowers are large, resembling enormous carnations. Plant them in beds, as edgings, or in pots, window-boxes and planters. The tuberous roots can be planted again each year.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreFringed Double Begonias tubers can be planted in fresh potting compost during the spring. Use a pot or planter with holes in the base to aid drainage. Cover the bottom with a layer of potsherds or hydrograins. Fill the pot with potting compost leaving sufficient space for the bulbs and allowing for watering. Plant the begonia tubers about 20 cm apart and cover with 1-2 cm of compost. Water well after planting.
Fringed Double Begonias make an excellent border plantFringed Double Begonias grow well in pots and planters, but they'll also look great in your plant border. Particularly when planted in large groups, our mix of white, yellow and red begonia flowers look great. These large, fringed flowers appear throughout the entire summer.
Show moreFrequently remove the faded flowers on a regular basis. For an extra rich bloom, we recommend to add fertiliser regularly when watering. Protect the plant from direct, bright sunlight. The compost around the tubers should not be too wet as this may cause the begonia tubers to rot. The stems and leaves contain high amounts of moisture, therefore they can definitely not tolerate frost.
Overwintering begoniasBegonia tubers are easy to preserve during the winter. After the first night frost and when the begonia foliage begins to yellow, reduce watering until the pots dry out. Lift the begonias and cut the stems back to just above the tuber. Attach a label with the name Begonias to remind yourself for the next year. Shake the compost from the begonia tubers and place them in a box with compost and sharp sand. Keep the tubers in a frost-free area. Next spring, you can plant them once again and the plant will reward you with its beautiful flowers.
Show moreFor your begonias to experience an extra early flowering, you can 'withdraw' them. In the spring, place the tubers in damp peat at 15-20˚ C. As soon as shoots start appearing, place the tubers in a pot. Allow the tubers to get used to the outdoors once again. At last, you can plant the tubers in the ground or flower pot. You will soon be able to enjoy the hundreds of colourful flowers provided by this begonia species.
- Extra information
Latin name Begonia fimbriata Delivery type Supplied as bulb or tuber Guarantee 100% Growth and Flowering guarantee Color Mixed Colours Light preference full sun , partial sun , full shade Scented not scented Flowers for cutting no Flowering period June - November Growing height 30 - 40 cm Planting distance 15 - 20 cm Planting depth 10 cm Diameter bulb 3 - 4 cm