PLEASE NOTE: Since plants are often sourced from the garden to order, sizes do vary a little, depending on how they come out of the ground, but I always endeavour to give a little more rather than less! They are sometimes shipped bare-rooted, but will approximate the size specified (e.g. a 9cm pot).
|Lovely in hanging baskets and containers, this very pretty trailing begonia was introduced to the UK from Natal in the mid 19th century. It produces masses of tiny orange flowers all summer beneath, small, rich-green, toothed leaves. They are likely to survive winters outside in milder areas, but it is safer to overwinter them indoors or in a frost-free greenhouse. NOTE: The tubers offered are produced in the leaf arils during the growing season and are small (resembling large seeds) but if planted in the spring they should produce plants that will flower in the current year.|
|Sowing and/or growing instructions|
|Press the tubers into the surface of a pot of good quality, moist (but not waterlogged) compost in a frost-free greenhouse. Within a few weeks shoots should appear. When a few leaves have developed pot each plant on separately and grow on, planting out when all risk of frost has passed. In late autumn, bring the plants under glass, removing dead top growth and keeping watering to the barest minimum until growth recommences in the spring.|