Begonia Tubers - Odorata Mix
Coming Soon for Spring 2019!
- Perennial; Grows up to 12-18 Inches
- Mid Summer Blooming, Easy to Grow
- Prefers Sun/Partial Shade
Availability & Turnaround Time
All seeds are shipped year-round, while flower bulbs are shipped on a seasonal basis. Typical turnaround times for in-stock items is between 2 – 5 business days.
|Zones 2 – 10||Year-Round|
|Spring Planted Bulbs & Perennials (Warmest Regions First):|
|Zones 8 – 10||Early-Mid March|
|Zones 7||Mid-Late March|
|Zones 6||Late March - Early April|
|Zones 5||Early-Mid April|
|Zones 2 – 4||Late April - Early May|
|Fall Planted Bulbs & Perennials (Coldest Regions First*):|
|Zones 2-4||Mid September|
|Zones 5||Mid-Late September|
|Zones 6||Late September|
|Zones 7||Late September - Early October|
|Zones 8-10||Early October|
We try our utmost to maintain reliable inventory of all products, and are very proud of our record in doing so. However, as we are a company engaged in what Mother Nature provides, we do sometimes experience shortages and crop failures beyond our control. If, for any reason, we are required to backorder any portion of your order, rest assured we will keep you apprised of updated shipping information and/or any other options that may satisfy your needs and wishes.
Name: Odorata Mix Begonia Botanical Name: Begonia tuberhybridia Life Cycle: Perennial Bulb/Tuber Size: 1.25" Diameter Color: Mixed-colored Blooms Planting Season: Spring Bloom Season: Mid Summer until Frost Height at Maturity: 12" - 18" Planting Depth: 2" Deep Light Requirement: Sun / Partial Shade Hardiness Zones: All Hardy 9 - 10, Colder Zones Lift Prior to Frost Ships: Spring
Planting InstructionsHow to Grow Tuberous Begonia Bulbs - Begonias Planting Instructions:Tuberous begonias are popular all over the world. Not only do they have attractive flowers, but their foliage can be quite interesting, too. They can brighten up both your indoor and outdoor gardens.
If you choose to start your Begonia tubers indoors, use a loose well-drained soil mix that drains well. The begonias like to be put in a temperature of about 64 degrees Fahrenheit, however, they do not seem to mind higher temperatures. After the tubers have sprouted and you can see small leaves, transfer the tubers to a five inch pot and cover them with compost. If you plan on using the begonias in an outdoor garden, begin getting your begonias acclimated to the temperature outdoors in stages. This process should probably begin towards the end of May. After a week, if the threat of frost has passed, you may leave your begonia plants outside all night. Transplant outdoors after the begonias have grown 4 or 5 inches. Mulch around the begonias with 2 inches of compost or wood chips.
If you start the tubers outside, the ground should be loose and well drained. It should be moist but not soggy. Do not plant them outside until all danger of frost is past. Place the tubers in the soil mix with the hollow side up. Make sure that the top of the tuber is level with the soil surface. Water lightly. Once the bulbs have started sprouting and growing, water enough to keep the soil moist. Begonias like a place that is moist and partially shaded. If they happen to be in the sun for most of the day, then you should water your begonias frequently in order to prevent bud drop.
The tuberous begonias will bloom from June or July until frost. Plants started indoors will bloom several weeks earlier than those started outside. They do not require much care once established. Keep their soil moist but not soggy; the tubers will rot if they get too much water. Feed Begonias with a well-balanced plant food every 2 to 3 weeks. Deadhead all your Begonias regularly; removing wilted leaves and flowers encourages them to produce more blooms.
If you are in an area that does not freeze, you may leave your tubers in the ground over the winter; Simply make sure that they stay dry. If you are in an area that freezes in the winter, dig up the tuber after the first frost has killed back the foliage and remove all loose dirt from the roots. Cut out any rotten spots with a knife. Let them rest in a warm place for a few days until the tubers dry up. Gently pull the roots and the rest of the leaves and stems from the tuber. If you cannot remove them easily, the tuber is not dry enough and should be left to dry for a few more days. Once the tubers are dry, place them in individual paper bags, and put the bags in a cardboard box. Store the box in a dry place that is cool but not cold. Tubers grown in pots can be stored in the pot in a dry place. There is no need to dig them up. Put them back outside in the spring for an early start on your flowers.
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