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Tuberous begonia

Begonia tuberhybrida 'Nell Gwynne'

Also known as

Pendulous begonia

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

80cm

Max

60cm

30cm

Min

60cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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

Seed

Sow seeds of species at 21C as soon as they are ripe.

Cuttings

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.