These large, colorful, camellialike blooms are perfect for a knockout patio planting!
Light: Full to partial shade
Height: 8 to 10"
Bloom Time: Summer to frost
Zones: 3 to 10(hardy in 9 to 10)
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Picotee Begonia Mix Product Details
Begonia tuberous (multiflora (picotee)
8 - 10"
10 - 12"
10 - 12"
10 Tender bulb
Medium green fleshy leaves with serrated edges.
Camellia-like double blooms with colorful edgings.
Mid summer into early fall
1-2" deep and 10-12" apart, with hollow side up.
Never let the soil dry out. Begonias love moist soil.
Large camellia-like blooms with heavily ruffled petals. Each colorful bloom is edged or blended with an accenting color. Begonias are perfect for a patio pot in the shade for standout color.
Old blooms drop off as new ones appear. No need for pruning.
For early blooming, start Begonias indoors and transplant outdoors when plants are 1-2" high and danger of frost is past.
If you have a shady spot in your garden and can't settle on a suitable landscape addition, look no further. Our Pictotee Begonia Mix will add an astonishing array of colors to your garden. Begonias come in many beautiful varieties suitable for growing zones 3 - 10, but Picotee begonias are definitely one of the most striking. Beginning in summer, and continuing into the fall and the first frost, our Pictotee begonias produce blooms that average 3 - 4 inches across, but can reach widths of 5 inches. Picotee begonias have camellia-like blooms with delicately ruffled edges rimmed in various contrasting colors. This mix includes buttery yellow blooms rimmed in apricot, soft pink blossoms edged in red, and white petals tipped with rose, among others.
Begonias are tuberous and are easy to grow, requiring only moist soil and a shady spot. Be careful not to expose your begonia plantings to direct sun- they prefer ambient light. The bulbs are round and flat and have a depression in the top. Begonia plantings can be started in seed trays or small pots and can be transplanted when they are about six inches tall. These begonias grow 8 - 10 inches tall and should be spaced about 10 - 12 inches apart. Picotee begonias are fantastic in hanging pots and as container plants, and potting them allows you to easily move them indoors in cold weather. They also add lavish color when planted in shady areas under trees and are lovely when used as border plants.