Bouton De Rose Tuberous Begonia

Red and White Bouton De Rose Tuberous Begonia, Begonia, Tuberous Begonia

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As the name implies, the delicate flowers on this begonia resemble roses. The petals are white, edged in true red, and the cluster of center petals resemble a rose bud.

Zones 3 - 10
Advantages
Containers
Containers
Extended Blooms
Extended Blooms
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size 10-12" tall
Bulb Spacing3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time All summer
Size Bag of 3 - Bulb Size: 6-7 cm
SKU 1BEGO3

Bouton De Rose tuberous begonia provide cascading color and are grown for their showy flowers. It's bright color creates a pop against it's rich green foliage. Hanging begonias add a flawless look to containers and hanging baskets.

Tuberous begonias thrive in the shade and bloom all summer long. These beauties produce huge, colorful blooms that can an easily grow up to 5". Tuberous begonias add lavish color in shady spots under trees, in gardens and in containers. Tuberous begonias are hardy in zones 8-10 and considered annuals in zones 2-7.

SKU 1BEGO3
Common Name Tuberous Begonia
Botanical Name Begonia
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Light Requirements Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color Red, White
Foliage Color Green
Mature Height 10-12" tall
Bulb Size 6-7 cm
Bulb Spacing 3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Planting Depth Plant 2" deep
Bloom Time All summer
Plant Type / Life Cycle Annual
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Containers, Extended Blooms
Additional Information Hardy in zones 8-10
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Planting Begonias

We recommend starting begonia tubers indoors in the late winter, around February or March. If starting indoors, place planted begonias in a warm location with indirect sunlight, preferably an eastern, western, or south facing window. If you don't have an indoor window space, you will need a heat lamp to allow some light for growth. However, tubers can be planted from February to June depending on your region. In areas with hot summer temperatures, it's best to have begonias established earlier in the season. In colder zones, tuberous begonias are tender and cannot be placed outdoors during frost. Come spring, once the ground warms and the chance of frost is over, bring your begonias outdoors and either keep them in containers or transplant into the garden.

Planting Steps

  1. Prepare your garden bed or container. If planting in a garden, dig a hole a few inches deep to cover the tuber. If planting in a pot, find a pot that is twice the size of the bulb. Fill the pot 3/4 full with potting soil. Choose soil mixes with peat moss, because they retain moisture and create slightly acidic soil.
  2. One side of the tuber has a hollow dip and the other is round. Place the tuber round side down. The hollow dip is the top, sometimes it will already be sprouting buds. If the buds are coming up, gently place the tubers in the pot. The new growth is fragile, so try not to bump or break it.
  3. Cover tuber with soil, and water around the bulb. Keep pot or garden moist, but not to wet. Too much water will rot your begonias. Expect growth in 3-4 weeks after planting. If growing conditions aren't ideal, begonias can take longer to grow.
  4. After begonias have sprouted and are a couple of inches tall, you can transplant if desired. If you live in colder climates and it's free of frost, you can place outside.

Watering and Fertilizing

After planting tubers water slightly every few days or when the soil dries out. Begonias will rot if over watered, it's best to keep their soil just barely moist. Always water around the tuber, not directly on it. Fertilize every other week with a 20-20-20 organic fertilizer.

Aftercare and Storing Bulbs

In the fall after the leaves turn yellow, and or temperatures reach below 40 degrees at night, bring your begonias inside and use as a house plant or save for next spring. Begonias will naturally begin to slip into dormancy by themselves. In colder zones dig up tubers once the foliage has passed and store in a cool, dry, non-freezing place until spring. Allow tubers to dry out for 5-7 days before storing to reduce mold and rot. It is best to place tubers in a cardboard box or paper bag full of peat moss. Make sure to label the tuberous begonias for the following season.

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Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our shipping information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or contact us by email.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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1.0

Difficult to grow- tried once and the 3 bulbs did not grow.

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    • Small In Size

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    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Bouton De Rose Tuberous Begonia:

    Tried 3 bulbs- they did not grow. # more were sent to replace them- only one grew and it only got to be about 3" tall then died. Bought these bulbs as part of a gift certificate that a friend gave me when my Mom died.

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    It Died

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          I will no longer order from American Meadows or any other sellers of plants online.

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          Very disappointed in product- odered it, had to replace.

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          from Sabetha, KS

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            • Difficult To Use

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            • Patio

            Comments about American Meadows Bouton De Rose Tuberous Begonia:

            The first time I ordered these bulbs, only one started to grow, then died. Called and they were replaced- same thing happened again: only one grew, got leaves but did not bloom then just sort of dried up. I have not had problems with these types of bulbs before- very disappointing! This was part of a gift certificate to me at the timre of my Mom's death and nothing did really good out of the things I ordered- also ordered a Black Knight Butterfly bush, and Parrot gladiolus which grew but were not what I expected for the amount they cost. I would not choose to order from your company again as a result of my first time experience.

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            from Petaluma, Ca

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            Poor quality.

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            5.0

            These are great!

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            from Oriental, NC

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            • Beautiful foliage
            • Easy to Grow
            • Large plant
            • Nice flowers

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                This plant grew really quickly and got HUGE! Mine took a long time to flower, but, the foliage is really nice in the meantime!

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                  USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

                  To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

                  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
                  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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