Planting Tuberous Begonias

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Tuberous begonias are popular plants in a home garden. They prefer part shade and will grow robustly in pots, hanging baskets, window boxes and flower beds. There are many different color and shape varieties of tuberous begonias and these easy-to-grow plants will show delightful color continually throughout the growing season. Starting Inside If you will…


Care of Tuberous Begonias

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Tuberous begonias are bulbs that can grow well in the ground, in pots or, popularly, in hanging baskets. They provide large, bright blooms and a long flowering season, but if planted in the ground they must be dug up and overwintered indoors. They are different from their smaller cousin, flowering begonia, often seen as a…


How to Winter Over Tuberous Begonias

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Tuberous begonias provide a bounty of flowers in a range of colors from white and yellow to red. They bloom throughout most of the summer and early fall, adding ongoing color throughout the warm months. They are versatile, growing well in both containers and in beds as well as in shaded areas that other flowering…


How to Store Potted Tuberous Begonias

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In areas with freezing winters, tuberous begonias are not winter hardy. Tuberous begonias are tender perennials that need to be dug up and stored in a heated basement or garage so they won’t freeze. Potted tuberous begonias can be planted back outside the following spring. In late fall, before a heavy frost that will kill…


How to Save a Tuberous Begonia

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The tuberous begonia derives its name from the fact that it grows from a bulb-like structure known as a tuber. The tubers require a period of dormancy over the winter, yet rot if allowed to freeze and thaw. Therefore, growers save their tuberous begonias by digging them up and storing them over the winter. Difficulty:…


How to Treat Tuberous Begonia Rot

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Tuberous begonias offer interest and full, colorful flowers to your home garden, but they also come with vulnerability to rot problems. Cultural and maintenance issues have a twofold effect. In conjunction with the diminished health of your tuberous begonia plants, these easy-to-fix care problems create a prime environment for the attraction and development of fungal…


How to Root Tuberous Begonia

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The begonia family contains about 900 species. They grow best in neutral soil and in the shade. They have heart-shaped hairy leaves and a variety of flowers. Tuberous begonias have rhizomes that cause the perennial to spread. They can grow to be 16 inches high. Tuberous begonias like temperatures above 59 degrees F. Tuberous begonias…


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