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All About Begonias

Begonia Picotee mixed

Begonias are the stars of the shade garden, with colorful, dazzling blooms that open up in the late summer. Begonias love rich, moist soil and are perfect for containers, window boxes and small space gardens. We love planting Begonias in containers all throughout the garden, then bringing them inside in the winter to liven up our indoor spaces.

When to Plant

Begonia double whiteBegonias are not quick-blooming plants. We recommend starting the tubers indoors in the late winter, around February or March (we begin shipping in early February). Give them plenty of water and regular feeding with an organic fertilizer. Come spring, once the ground warms and the chance of frost is over, bring your Begonia tubers outdoors and either keep them in containers or transplant into the garden.


Begonias love shade, rich soil and plenty of water. We recommend giving them a regular watering every few days and organic fertilizer every other week. With the proper care, Begonia blooms can reach 5 to 6” across, creating a spectacular show in the summer garden. Once temperatures drop in the fall and frost threatens, bring your Begonias indoors in containers for the winter. Continue to feed and water them regularly, then bring them back outdoors the next spring.


Begonia splendide pastelTuberous Begonias have rose-like blooms and come in a variety of colors, including pink, scarlet, yellow, white and more. Hanging Basket Begonias aren’t as upright growing and look amazing planting in containers, cascading down the sides. View our entire selection of Begonias here.

What experiences have you had growing Begonias? Please share on our Facebook Page or in the comments below. Happy Gardening!



One gardener was so impressed with our Begonia tubers, she wrote us a letter and sent photos!


One thought on “All About Begonias”

  • Mark Bosell

    Quite Impressive article. I have to say that a bright spot with a little sun protection. Morning sun is good for begonias. I must say that wax begonias can tolerate more sun than other types and tuberous begonias prefer more shade and less heat, so we often see them on display in late summer.

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