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2024 Seed Catalog

Begonia Seeds

a.k.a. Tuberous, Wax, & Hybrid Begonias

Begonia tuberhybrida, B. hybrida, B. interspecific, B. semperflorens, B. benariensis, B. boliviensis

How to plant Begonia seeds

Tuberous Begonias

Ameri­Hybrid Series

Begonia tuberhybrida

Amerihybrid begonias are an excellent asset to shady and partially shaded gardens. Enormous, ruffled double blossoms reach up to 8 inches in diameter, blooming from late spring to fall. Sturdy, upright plants branch freely, growing 14-20 in. tall and 10-12 in. wide, with lush, emerald green leaves.

Sun Dancer Series

Begonia tuberhybrida

Sun Dancer begonias cover themselves with large, 2-5 in. double blooms from spring to fall. Dense, 10-12 in. tall plants have deep green leaves and branching stems that cascade up to 16 in. long; a perfect choice for quickly filling hanging baskets and window boxes with abundant color.

Illumin­ation Series

Begonia tuberhybrida

Illumination tuberous begonias cascade; they are best begonia series to grow in hanging baskets and are the showiest tuberous begonias we have seen! Flowers are large, semi-double and fully double. Plants are heat tolerant, and easy to grow in filtered shade, with moist soil.

On Top Series

Begonia tuberhybrida

On Top begonias are known for an exceptionally long and heavy bloom period. Well-branched, mounded 10-12 in., heat tolerant plants hold a multitude of 2-5 in., double and semi-double flowers well above their foliage from spring to fall. On Top begonias thrive in partial shade in hanging baskets, patio containers, and garden beds.

Wax Begonias

Additional Hybrid Begonias

Dragon Wing Series

Begonia interspecific

From the deep south to the far north, durable and versatile Dragon Wing begonias provide an enduring display for shady and partially shady gardens. Graceful, arching stems have glossy, wing-shaped leaves and showy hanging flower clusters from spring through fall. Dragon Wing begonias tolerate heat, humidity, and light frost. Plants grow 12-15 in. tall and 15-18 in. wide, are beautiful in garden beds, large hanging baskets and containers, and can be overwintered as easy-care houseplants.

How to Plant and Grow Begonia

Bee introduces how to plant

Sow begonia seeds in cell packs or flats, press into soil but do not cover. Light aids germination. Kept at 80°F., germination is in 14-60 days. Bottom-heat will improve results and is recommended. Transplant into the garden 10 to 17 in. apart.

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