Spring Hill Nurseries 10-Piece "Switzerland" Begonia Collection
This world traveler started in the Andes Mountains of South America, was refined in Europe, and had come to North America spreading its unique charm. The long-lasting, dark-red flowers with a fiery glow get extra zest from the bronze foliage. This drama queen also guarantees an uninterrupted sea of flowers. The effect you get by adding this robust plant to your garden is nothing short of spectacular. Perfect for both containers and beds, these shade lovers provide a gorgeous display that looks great from summer to frost.
10 Dark Red Begonias
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- Plant Type:
Perennial for USDA Hardiness Zone 10
Treat as "Annual" for all other zones.
- Plant Form: Dormant bulb
- Sun/Shade Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
- Planting Distance: 18"
- Full Maturity: One year
- Height at Maturity: 8-10"
- Spread at Maturity: 15-20"
- Bloom Period: Early Summer to Frost
- Watering Needs: Water thoroughly; keep soil moist for the first year
Please see the above Planting & Care tab for further planting instructions and plant care info.
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Grown in the Netherlands.
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PLANTING & CARE
1) Dig a hole deep enough to allow the dormant bulb to be covered with 1" of soil.
2) Place bulb in hole and cover with soil, firming soil with fingers.
5) Water thoroughly. If natural rainfall is less than 1" per week, additional watering is recommended.
Apply plant food at a rate of 5 lbs per 100 sq. ft. of garden. It is also for use on seeded plantings. After the seeds have emerged, broadcast general purpose over the desired area at above rate and incorporate into the soil.
You can even start your winter mulch upon transplanting. As a mulched bed retains moisture and also helps keep down the weeds. A 2-4" layer of shredded bark or compost is ideal for this and will also maintain soil temperature.
Keep the area around your plants free of weeds. Weeds compete with all plants for food, water and light. Walk around the garden periodically and pull weeds, including the roots as soon as you see them. Mulch also assists in keeping weeds down.
Remove spent blooms and clip off unsightly or dead growth to maintain the vine in good form and shape. Flowering starts in the summer on new growth. Prune in the spring to within 1' of the ground. This encourages more new growth for summer through fall bloom.
Add 1 tablespoon to soil in hole and mix thoroughly before planting the transplant. Scratch fertilizer at above rate into surface once they start flowering/fruiting. For existing garden, broadcast around existing plants and incorporate into soil at the above rate. Apply at the beginning of growing season and again when plants start to bear vegetables.
Hardy in zone 10. Must be dug and stored in other zones. If grown in a container, move indoors and water sparingly over the winter.