Picotee Begonia Mix

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Picotee Begonia Mix delivers a stunning collection of 3 different two-toned begonias with colorful, scalloped edging. This mixture is perfect for planting in a container and will produce bright, double blooms in mid to late summer. Prefers shade or part-shade. (Begonia)
Zones 2 - 10
Advantages
Attract Hummingbirds
Good For Containers
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size10-12" tall
Bulb Spacing3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeEarly summer until frost
SizeBag of 3
SKUAM001301

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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Plant Information

Picotee tuberous begonia mix provides upright color and are grown for their showy flowers. It's bright colors creates a display stunning against it's rich green foliage.

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 9-10 and considered annuals in zones 2-8.

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SKUAM001301
Common Name
Picotee Begonia Mix
Botanical Name
Begonia Picotee Mix
Item Package Size
Bag of 3
Flower Color
Mixed
Flower Size
Up to 5" flowers
Foliage
Glossy green foliage with serrated edges.
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Bloom Time
Early summer until frost
Mature Height
10-12" tall
Bulb Spacing
3 bulbs per sq. ft.
Bulb Size
6-7 cm
Planting Depth
Plant 2" deep
Soil Type
Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Well Draining
Advantages
Attract Hummingbirds, Good For Containers
Additional Information
Perennial in zones 9-10. Can be grown as annuals in zones 2-8.
Zones
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
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.

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