These hugely popular half-hardy perennials are one of the most versatile and easy to grow bedding plants available. Come rain or shine they will flower throughout the whole of summer with an abundance of perfectly-formed blooms. With flower heads in a range of beautiful colours they stand out strong against their dark, velvet foliage. Creating eye-catching displays in beds, borders and patio containers.
How to Sow and Grow Begonias
Begonias prefer well-drained, moist soil and can be grown in either sun or partial shade. Sow indoors, a warm kitchen windowsill is all you need for starting these seeds. Sow thinly on the surface of a small tray of pre-watered compost. Place in a warm, light position. A temperature of 21-24°C(70-75°F) is ideal. Keep the compost moist. The tray can be covered with cling film to preserve humidity, but remove when seedlings appear. Seedlings usually appear in 14-21 days. Transplant seedlings 5cm(2in) apart to other trays when large enough to handle. Grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions, avoiding frosts, before planting out 23cm(9in) apart.