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White Tuberous Begonia




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The flowers on this knockout double begonia resemble camellias, with pristine, pure white petals. Light up your shade garden with this beauty.

Zones 3 - 10
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

Plant Information

White tuberous begonia provide upright color and are grown for their showy flowers. It's bright white flowers creates a pop against it's rich green foliage and creates a classic timeless style.

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.

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 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 & Care

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.

Further Reading:


Shipping begins in early February based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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 ‘Plant Information’ section 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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American MeadowsWhite Tuberous Begonia

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Leaves but no blooms


from Darien, IL

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  • Accurate Instructions
  • Great Greenery


  • Nothing To View Or Smell

Best Uses

  • Outdoors

Comments about American Meadows White Tuberous Begonia:

I have various colored begonia bulbs. I pull them each year and hold for replanting the following season. I certainly hope 2017 season gives me some blooms!

  • Primary use:
  • Personal

None of mine survived!


from Montana

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Comments about American Meadows White Tuberous Begonia:

There were no directions on how to start these plants & when I called I got no help althouigh the guy tried but finally said he couldn't find the information I needed.

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No blooms yet


from chicago, il


  • Enormous foliage


  • No flowering

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  • Not Recommended

Comments about American Meadows White Tuberous Begonia:

I ordered many begonias, including white, red, yellow and yellow-red. I have NO blooms on any, but the foliage is 3-4X as big as the ones I bought blooming in the nursery!!!!! However, color is important to me. I planted these indoors immediately upon arrival, and I ordered early. I also tried multiple uses, hanging baskets, containers, and directly into the shade garden, and the absence of blooms is the same in all areas planted. Also, I used high quality soil in all environments with very disappointing results. I am hopeful to see some color before the end of July!

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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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