BEGONIA 'Firecracker'

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Leigh
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BEGONIA 'Firecracker'

Post by Leigh » Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:47 pm

Does anyone grow this can it be over wintered :?:
Leigh

bamboo bibb

Re: BEGONIA 'Firecracker'

Post by bamboo bibb » Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:01 pm

Hi i had these in my wall hangers i just treat them as annuals .

kata

Re: BEGONIA 'Firecracker'

Post by kata » Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:24 pm

Begonia corms can be dried and stored frost free.

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Re: BEGONIA 'Firecracker'

Post by flounder » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:41 pm

as Kata said

kata

Re: BEGONIA 'Firecracker'

Post by kata » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:44 am

Mine were not bonfire but I wanted to save two,

A hanging basket brilliant orange and a deep red which was in a tub but the way it grew droopy a hanging basket next season.

I just put them in the shed, in a day or two shake the soil and store in newspaper.

That is a nice plant Leigh.

But which is it?

This is the one I like on Flickr..not mine

http://www.flickr.com/photos/antique_fu ... 637889593/ I love this one.

Then there is this:

http://www.aberdeengardening.co.uk/diar ... recracker/

Bit of tropicals going on there too in Scotland.

Both beauties in there own right.

bamboo bibb

Re: BEGONIA 'Firecracker'

Post by bamboo bibb » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:45 am

mine where the ones from the first pic i bought them as annual bedding plants for my baskets.

kata

Re: BEGONIA 'Firecracker'

Post by kata » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:36 pm

Begonia care

http://www.bradsbegoniaworld.com/tuber.htm

Video

http://www.ehow.com/video_4991407_dig-s ... onias.html

I don't know what she is saying I am waiting for the comp guy to fit me a new sound card this evening.

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Re: BEGONIA 'Firecracker'

Post by Leigh » Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:08 pm

Yeah mine were the first pic Kata, might have a go at storing nothing to lose.

Same as you BB Bibb i had these in a hanging basket
Leigh

kata

Re: BEGONIA 'Firecracker'

Post by kata » Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:23 pm

Once dry Leigh,

If worst comes to the worst you can store in a container in your house in the dark. Try to save cus they just get better each year. Keep looking and checking them for mould, then watch in spring for tiny red shoots, thats when to bring to the light.

I never had a Dahlia as big as mine were this year. I bought two out cheap bin at Homebase..brilliant size so I am leaving mine in the pot with cover.

I want some more next season. I say next season cus next year sounds yonks away..lmaooooooooooo

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