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Red Hanging Basket Begonia

Hanging basket begonias form smaller flowers than the upright type, but many more of them. This one, with blooms in true fire engine red, is a knockout.

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Details:

Height: 10-12" - Cascading
Bulb Spacing: 3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time: All summer
Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 9BEGO3
Common Name Hanging Basket 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
Estimated Mature Height 10-12" - Cascading
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
Foliage Color Green
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Amount of Rain N/A
Suggested Uses Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Containers, Borders, Showy Flowers, Extended Blooms
Additional Information Hardy in zones 8-10
Special Groups N/A
Native N/A
Ships to Canada No
Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Hanging Art Basket

    Hanging Art Basket

  • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

    All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

  • Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

    Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

Description
The Hanging Basket Begonias form smaller flowers than the upright type, but many more of them. A well-fertilized basket with several bulbs will be a true spectacle by mid-summer on your shady front porch.

Growing Tuberous Begonias, a floral bonanza for shady areas. (See Combination Photo below.) Many gardeners consider these flowers the true aristocrats of the plant world. Once the treasured playthings of the very rich, these beauties are now easily available, and like most flowers with bulbous roots, are easy to grow. The bulbs are round and flat, sort of like a thickened cookie with a depression in the top.

Begonia DetailsOne of the great advantages of tuberous begonias is that they do best in the shade. Like our garden impatiens, tuberous begonias can add lavish color in shady spots under trees or in pots on the patio. They require rich soil and regular feeding, so if you plant them in the ground, be sure to prepare the soil carefully.

Flower form. The most famous tuberous begonias, and certainly the most beautiful, are the camellia-flowered ones. One of the incredible bi-colored blooms plus a luscious white are shown in the large photo.

Photo A shows how many people plant several bulbs in a large pot.
Photo B shows the spectacular result with a similar pot in full bloom. In fact, these 'bulbs' are perfect for containers and window boxes, as long as they're protected from the blazing sun.
Photo C shows how beautifully they perform in low, shady borders.

As you can see, the plants stay small, but the flowers are very large. In fact, your blooms may reach a spectacular 5" across with regular feeding. About 3-4" is the norm.

Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
  • Hanging Art Basket

    Hanging Art Basket

  • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

    All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

  • Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

    Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

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American MeadowsHanging Basket Begonia: Red - Bag of 2
 
3.8

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      4.0

      These are great....

      By tburns

      from Auburn, Wa

      About Me Casual Hobbyist

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Hanging baskets

          Comments about American Meadows Hanging Basket Begonia: Red - Bag of 2:

          Love this company - you get what you order and the plants are great....

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          not as expected

          By the garden lady

          from Campbellsville, KY

          About Me Getting Started

          Pros

          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

          • Not as pictured
          • Requires Gardening Experience

          Best Uses

          • Containers

          Comments about American Meadows Hanging Basket Begonia: Red - Bag of 2:

          Needs to be started in late winter or very early spring. Blooms were single, with four to five petals. Definitely not the bloom that was pictured. Foliage was same as in picture. Grew reliably, was attractive, and bloomed, but did not have the gorgeous blooms shown in your catalog. These same comments
          apply to the pink variety of hanging basket begonia.

           
          5.0

          Absolutely gorgeous!

          By CB a musician

          from Peekskill, NY

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Fragrant
          • Large Bulb Size
          • Long Bloom Time
          • Low Maintenance
          • Pest Resistant
          • Reliable Growth
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

          • No cons

          Best Uses

          • Containers
          • Hanging baskets

          Comments about American Meadows Hanging Basket Begonia: Red - Bag of 2:

          I have received many compliments on this hanging basket. The color is vibrant and really rich. One comment was that it was a color never seen before...lush growth and continuous flowering. I loved this and will try to keep the bulbs through the winter and restart next spring.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Hanging Begonis,,,Red

          By Cindy

          from Richmond,VA

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Pros

          • Didn't trail or hang
          • Fragrant
          • Large Bulb Size
          • Long Bloom Time
          • Low Maintenance
          • Not as pictured
          • Pest Resistant
          • Pretty plant

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Containers

            Comments about American Meadows Hanging Basket Begonia: Red - Bag of 2:

            Did not trai as hanging plant should

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            How-To Guides
            Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
            • Hanging Art Basket

              Hanging Art Basket

            • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

              All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

            • Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

              Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

            Shipping

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

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            As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

            Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial 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.

            Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
            • Hanging Art Basket

              Hanging Art Basket

            • All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

              All Annual Wildflower Seed Mix

            • Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

              Oriental Lily Bulbs Stargazer

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