BEGONIA FERRUGINEA

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BEGONIA FERRUGINEA

$4.59 / packet

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Description

Large stunning clusters of bright red flowers are displayed on this scrambling shrub which is rare in cultivation, and will make a magnificent and easily grown ornamental for warm temperate climates. One of the world's largest begonias, it can grow up to 3 m tall in its native haunts in the cloud and montane rainforests in Colombia and northwestern Venezuela, where it is happy at between 1700 and 4000 m.

Sowing Advice

These seeds have been cold-stored and should be sown on receipt. Sow very thinly onto the surface of a pot containing a mixture of peat, sterilised fine soil or loam, and grit, and very gently water the seeds in. DO NOT cover them with compost. The seed tray is then best left in a warm well-lit spot and kept moist. Germination usually takes only 4-8 weeks at most, but may take much longer. Plant out in well-drained moist soil. Will also do well in a large container with winter protection, but should re-sprout if cut down by frost. The very fine seed has a large proportion of fine sand added to it to enable easier handling and sowing.

Key Facts

Family:Begoniaceae

Classification:Greenhouse perennial, Half hardy perennial

Height:1.0-2.5m

Packet Content:20+ (Approx)

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