Begonia (Pendula Group) 'White Giant'

1 tuber £3.99
available to order from winter
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Buy Begonia (Pendula Group) 'White Giant' begonia tuber: Helps illuminate a shady spot

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: moderately fertile, humus-rich, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: July to the first frosts
  • Hardiness: tender (needs frost protection)
  • Bulb size: 4/5

    White flowers always makes a statement and they are particularly useful for lightening up shadier spots. This new trailing begonia is perfect then as it has really large flowers that wont go unnoticed, and it is very happy in lower-light positions.

  • Garden care:Pot up in early spring when the growth can be seen emerging from the tubers. Begonias are tender so must be protected by frosts, however you can pot them up and grow them on under glass from January onwards. The indented side of the tuber is the top, and this should just be covered by a fine layer of compost. Water well and keep them in a bright, warm spot, watering again only when the soil becomes quite dry. Once they are actively growing they can be watered more regularly, especially those growing in sunnier positions, but make sure that the compost or soil is never overly wet or waterlogged. During the growing season they can be fed with a balanced liquid fertiliser. Begonias grown in the ground should be lifted before the first hard frosts and left to die back before being stored in a well ventilated, dry place over the winter. Container-grown plants should be brought under cover during winter and 'potted on' into a slightly larger container each year in spring.

  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs
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Eventual height & spread

Long lasting lfowers and strong foliage appeal

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Begonias are not everyone's cup of tea but maybe you should think again. This one brightened up a shady corner well into November. It has large showy flowers and good strong foliage. Perfect for a container.

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How many of these tubers would be needed to fill a 14" hanging basket?

Greenfingersinthemaking

Hello, Given time, each plant can spread to around 40cm, however I think that hanging baskets should be planted densely for the best show. Therefore I would recommend planting 3 or 5 in each basket.

helen

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