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Yellow-Red Picotee Tuberous Begonia

This is one of our most popular begonias, with glowing yellow petals edged in red. Plant this one where you can enjoy the flowers up close.

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Details:

Height: 4-9" tall
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 ABEGO3
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, Yellow
Estimated Mature Height 4-9" 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
The picotee begonias in the camellia-flowered forms are always the favorites. Like Bouton de Rose, the famous red and white, this beauty is brilliant yellow with red edging on each petal.

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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3.3

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        5.0

        Thrived and Bloomed

        By fort buffy

        from West Texas

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Gorgeous color

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Pots Around My Shady Pond

        Every tuber came up in the greenhouse over the spring. They bloomed July August September. Will winter them over in the greenhouse.

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        5.0

        Absolutely gorgeous

        By Tuberous Begonia Lover

        from Enfield, NH

        Pros

          Cons

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            • Potted

            I bought this late in the summer, put it in a bucket, and got a full display on our well. Still blooming, 10/23/13 (before our first hard frost!).

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            • No

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Yellow-Red Picotee Tuberous Begonia

            By catlover1

            from winston salem nc

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy to plant

            Cons

            • Does Not Bloom As Needed

            Best Uses

              does not bloom as it should

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              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              Yellow-Red Picotee Tuberous Begonia

              By catlover1

              from Winston-Salem, NC

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                    Does NOT bloom as much as it should - 1 bloom all season

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                    • No

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Beautifu!

                    By Shade Lover

                    from Virginia

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Large Colorful Shade

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        I planted these in pots on the deck and I am awed at the big, beautiful flowers thriving in the shade! Perhaps I didn't follow instructions or maybe I had some storm or critter damage, but some of my flowers leaned w-a-y over as if the stems (stalks) are not strong enough to support the flowers. I was supposed to mulch, but didn't have any mulch and skipped that step. I staked one and re-potted two and they are looking good!

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                        • No

                        (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        Wheres the blooms

                        By esteve59

                        from MAryland

                        I planted very early April....indoors and they sprouted nice leaves but no flowers yet...

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                        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.

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