There are different types of begonias: tuberous begonias (the ones with large flowers), semperflorens begonias (the wax type), rex begonias, rhizomatus begonias (interesting leaves and flowers). There are three types of Begonias: Tuberous, Semperflorens, and the uncommon Perennials.
Identify shrub-type begonias by their upright growing habit and branching stems. Look for velvet-textured, hairy leaf surfaces to spot these little-known begonias. Shrub begonias grow from many shoots and are very multi-stemmed.
Beside above, what can be planted with begonias? Emerald Green and Yellow Hues
- The Begonia Society of the Palm Beaches: Great Companion Plants with Begonias.
- Fine Gardening: Rex Begonias.
- Fine Gardening: Athyrium “Ghost” (Ghost Fern)
- Fine Gardening: Corydalis Lutea (Yellow Corydalis)
Accordingly, do begonias like sun or shade?
Morning sun (and a little afternoon shade) is perfect. Wax begonias can tolerate more sun than other types, and the ones with bronze-colored leaves are the most sun-tolerant of all. Tuberous begonias prefer more shade and less heat, so we often see them on display in late summer. Soil: Light, rich, humusy soil.
What are begonias used for?
Tuberous begonias bloom throughout the summer, thriving in shady spots where few other plants with long bloom periods and showy flowers can grow. They are often used as container plants on patios and porches, in hanging baskets, and as bedding plants.
How do I save begonias for next year?
Take the following steps to save your potted tuberous begonia tubers: Remove plant from pot before hard frosts occur. Cut back most of the top of the plant, leaving the ball of roots and soil intact. Place in a dry, cool storage area (a basement or garage) and allow the tubers to cure for several weeks.
What does a begonia tuber look like?
Most tuberous begonias have an upright growth habit, but there are also cascading types that are perfect for hanging baskets. A begonia tuber is shaped like a little brown bowl. Sprouts emerge from inside the cupped area and roots form on all sides of the tuber.
What colors do begonias come in?
Rieger begonias They come in colors that include bright red, orange, pink, white, and yellow, and if you use them as houseplants, make sure you give them a lot of sun – but not direct sunlight.
Do begonias self seed?
Begonias have both male and female flowers and are capable of self-pollinating, but they can also pollinate with other begonia flowers in the garden, leading to hybrid seeds.
Can begonias live indoors?
Generally, fibrous and rhizomatous begonias make excellent houseplants while tuberous begonias can be grown as houseplants but have a harder time surviving due to the need for higher humidity and light than the other two kinds. Begonias grown indoors are especially susceptible to root rot and overwatering.
Are begonias easy to grow?
Begonias are an easy houseplant for beginners, with a range of species and selections for the more advanced gardeners. Some are grown for flowers, others for their foliage. They come in a range of sizes, shapes, and habit, from upright to spreading. Many tolerate low light, and they have few if any pests.
Do Begonias have tubers?
Begonias grow from tuberous roots. The larger the tuber, the more growth points it will have and the more stems and flowers it will produce. Longfield Gardens offers 5/6 cm tubers, which give you larger, fuller plants than smaller, 4/5 cm tubers. Quality begonia tubers are dense and firm, not mushy or brittle.
What do begonia leaves look like?
Leaves. All begonias have oval-shaped leaves that can be spade-like with a pointed tip in some varieties. The leaves grow from the main stem in an “alternate” structure. This means they never grow opposite one another, but instead each individual leaf emerges slightly higher on the stem than the previous.
How often do you water begonias?
The main rule of thumb for watering begonias is to not let the soil dry out completely. Stick your finger into the soil, and if it dry to your first knuckle, it’s time to water. Avoid overwatering, which will cause the foliage to turn yellow and eventually drop.
How do you keep begonias blooming?
Following some general growing tips common to most begonias, however, probably will encourage your plants to bloom. Grow begonias in bright, indirect sunlight or dappled sunlight, preferably in an area with high humidity. Water begonias thoroughly when the top 1/2 to 1 inch of their soil feels dry.
Do you have to deadhead begonias?
do not require deadheading to thrive. Rather they self-clean by dropping spent flowers on their own. However, if you want to clean up your begonias a bit faster than nature does, or if you want to encourage the plant to produce more stems, you should get into the habit of deadheading.
How long does begonias last?
2 to 3 years
Do begonias do well in pots?
Begonias are tropical perennials that thrive in warmth and, typically, partial light. Tuberous begonias are suitable options for begonia container gardens as they work well with the light texture of potting mix, and they work as bedding plants, too. These types of begonias are either upright or trailing.
When should I buy begonias?
From January until late April tuberous begonias are available to buy.