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Scarlet Tuberous Begonia

This striking variety features huge flowers in brilliant scarlet and is ideal in window boxes, containers or shady beds.
Bag of 3

Price: $20.95

Sale: $10.48

$3.49 Per Bulb
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Details:

Height: 10-12" tall
Bulb Spacing: 3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom Time: All summer
Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Shipping: Most orders ship within 5 business days.

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Details
SKU 3BEGO3
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
Estimated 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
Foliage Color Green
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Containers, Borders, Showy Flowers, Extended Blooms
Additional Information Hardy in zones 8-10
Ships to Canada No
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Description

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.

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Reviews

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American MeadowsTuberous Begonia: Scarlet - Bag of 2
 
3.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Large bulb size (3)
  • Long bloom time (3)
  • Low maintenance (3)
  • Vivid colors (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Containers (3)

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    5.0

    BEAUTIFUL!

    By Dot, the lighthouse/Christmas lady

    from Toms River, NJ

    About Me Casual Hobbyist

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Containers

      Comments about American Meadows Tuberous Begonia: Scarlet - Bag of 2:

      Fast delivery. Packed well. Blooming in hanging planter on front patio.

       
      5.0

      Great bulb. showy and big flowerd.

      By Farmerswife

      from Madison WI

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Pros

      • Large Bulb Size
      • Long Bloom Time
      • Low Maintenance
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

      • Susceptible to Pests

      Best Uses

      • Containers

      Comments about American Meadows Tuberous Begonia: Scarlet - Bag of 2:

      I love this begonia and used in hanging and patio pots. Stems can beak easily, so keep out of traffic lane.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      No blooms

      By Newbie

      from Wilmington, DE

      About Me Casual Hobbyist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Requires Gardening Experience
        • Short Bloom Time

        Best Uses

        • Shade garden

        Comments about American Meadows Tuberous Begonia: Scarlet - Bag of 2:

        I planted these in an area that gets partial sun... they were yellow-green in leaf color and did not produce any blooms. Only the tuber that was placed in full shade had green leaves and red blooms. If you are in a milder zone like me (zone 7), be sure to watch the sun exposure!

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Very nice. Prolific bloomer.

        By Charley

        from Camarillo, CA

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Containers

          Comments about American Meadows Tuberous Begonia: Scarlet - Bag of 2:

          I use them in hanging baskets with annuals. These like heavy feeding and have bloomed well after mid July.

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          How-To Guides
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          Shipping

          Shipping begins in early February 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.

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          • Caladium Bulbs Candidum

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