Category Begonia

Growing Tuberous Begonias From Seed to Flower
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Growing Tuberous Begonias From Seed to Flower

Tuberous begonias have fittingly been called the mocking birds of the floral kingdom. It is an apt comparison, for like its counterpart in the bird world, the tuberous begonia mocks other flowers in color and form.It will produce blossoms resembling marigolds, hollyhocks, camellias, carnations or roses.

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Planting Tuberous Begonia Bulbs For Showy Bloom

Summary: The tuberous begonia is one of the best plants to grow in a shady spot. They are showy, summer-flowering plants that can be grown in: beds, borders, pots, planter boxes and hanging baskets.Question: What is a good plant to grow in shady areas in our backyard around our patio. The area is bright but gets filtered shade for much of the afternoon.
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Growing The Tuberous Begonia

In the East, tuberous rooted begonias are grown successfully in many locations, some perfect, others makeshift. In Massachusetts, potted begonias with saucer-size blossoms of strong, pure color, brighten the shade of a brick terrace under a wide-spreading maple.Equal splendor has been achieved at Ogunquit, Maine, where these begonias are grown in window boxes of summer cottages overlooking the cool sea.
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Growing Tuberous Begonias Brighten Shady Corners

There was a time when the average gardener thought they couldn’t grow tuberous begonias.Anyone who visited a flower show last season almost anywhere in the country can tell you about the gorgeous home-grown tuberous begonia bulbs they saw among the winners.Although growth requirements of tuberous begonias haven’t changed appreciably, some flower gardeners have decided that these spectacular flowers are well worth a little pampering.
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Fancy Leaf Begonia – The REX

The fancy leaf begonia known as the REX likes warm, humid conditions in filtered sunlight.Lovers of the Rex begonias consider them the most, brilliant and majestic of all foliage plants, earning the fitting title “King of the Begonias.”The conditions under which the Rex is found growing in its native climate are indicative of the requirements the plant needs when growing in the greenhouse, sunroom, enclosed porch or indoors.
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Tuberous Begonia Care Not Impossible

Have Tuberous Begonia care been a discouraging gardening project for you?Once you’ve seen them growing to perfection in the Pacific Northwest, you’ll probably vow to grow them where you are, or else move west.Along the Pacific Coast the nights are cool and moist—sometimes foggy. The daytime temperatures seldom go beyond 80 degrees and the breezes constantly blow moist air over the begonias.
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Growing Wax Begonias from Seed

One of the greatest wonders to be seen in this wonderful business of growing plants indoors or out is the sprouting of a brown, dead-looking seed.And even more miraculous is the sprouting of wax begonia seeds (Begonia semperflorens) which are so tiny they cannot be discerned from a particle of dust. Such is the amazement you will experience when you plant your first semperflorens (wax) begonia seed.
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Growing Tuberous Begonias From Seed to Flower

Tuberous begonias have fittingly been called the mocking birds of the floral kingdom. It is an apt comparison, for like its counterpart in the bird world, the tuberous begonia mocks other flowers in color and form.It will produce blossoms resembling marigolds, hollyhocks, camellias, carnations or roses.
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Tuberous Begonia Care Is Easy A Personal Experience Shared

Summary: Tuberous begonia care is simple, follow a few rules in your care – direct sunlight, well-drained soil and water, soon bulbs full of colorful, showy bloom will fill a pot or hanging basket, raining color in the landscape.Question: My mother made tuberous begonia care simple, her begonia bulbs, tubers, pots and hanging baskets showered our patio with bloom and color during their season.
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Care Of Tuberous Begonias – Question And Answers

Summary: The tuberous begonia is a popular flowering potted plant. Below are some questions and answers from readers on the growing and care of the tuberous begonia. Question: Last year my tuberous begonias had a heavy attack of mildew which nearly ruined the plants. What should I do about it if this condition appears again this season?
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Growing Rex Begonias Under Fluorescent Lights

Of all the many kinds of plants you can grow without ever seeing the light of day, Rex begonias are one of the most satisfactory.Do Rex Begonias Like Artificial Light?Growing Rex Begonias under fluorescent lights produce beautiful plants and foliage.Perhaps because they’re primarily foliage plants, and don’t require great quantities of sunlight, something no electrical engineer has yet managed to reproduce.
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Angel Wing Begonia Tips On Growing The Colorful Hanging Be Plant

Angel Wing begonia be-GON-yuh is a flowering plant producing clusters of colorful coral-red flowers.It’s a hybrid begonia, created from a cross between Begonia coccinea and Begonia aconitifolia.There are many named hybrids and various species loosely falling into the cane-type category.A California plant breeder made this hybridization in 1926.
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Begonia Hanging Baskets: Growing And Care Of Hanging Begonias

Begonia hanging baskets means one thing to many people – time for the summer-flowering Tuberous Begonia hanging basket hybrids (begonia x tuberhybrida) with tender, drooping stems, wing-shaped leaves, and gigantic flowers in glowing colors and blooms shaped like the Christmas cactus, camellia, and rose.
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