Begonia tuberhybrida 'Nell Gwynne'
Also known as
Tuberous begonia Overview
This species is very beautiful; they are a challenge to grow but are rewarding and satisfying. The flowers will resemble a double camellia blossom and will grow to a diameter of up to 6ins; the blooms are held singly on rigid succulent stems. They will bloom in late summer and early autumn; their late season colour and exquisite form is a delight. They will grow in filtered sunlight or bright reflected light, but not in direct sunlight. They will require rich neutral or acidic soil that has been improved with humus or compost and regular watering.
Common problems with Tuberous begonia
How to propagate Tuberous begonia
Sow seeds of species at 21C as soon as they are ripe.
Root stem and leaf cuttings can be rooted in spring or early summer in partial sun in a propagating case.
Other uses of Tuberous begonia
Bedding plant or pot plant.