Begonia 'Switzerland'
Begonia 'Switzerland'
Begonia 'Switzerland'

Begonia 'Switzerland'

Begonia 'Switzerland'

3 tubers — £4.65

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Orders placed before 1 March 2023
You can expect your order in March 2023

Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
You can expect your order in April 2023

Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
You can expect your order within 10 business days

Available for (pre)ordering again in December

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Description

Near-black foliage provides the perfect foil for brightest scarlet, double blooms all summer long. Begonia maxima 'Switzerland' is prized for this super-stylish colour combo, and with Farmer Gracy’s begonia tubers and judicious watering, you’re assured of success. You will want to give your Switzerland begonias a prominent spot, and they make the ideal summer patio plant. Think cherries and chocolate and you’re nearly there. And what could be more Swiss than that? Try it once and discover why this variety is famous around the world. We’re betting you’ll be looking forward to re-flowering your corms next year!

Despite the relatively low plant (about 30 cm or 1 foot), the slightly corrugated flowers of Begonia maxima 'Switzerland' are plentiful and relatively large, measuring up to 15 cm (6 inch) in width, they will make a very colourful display.

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Loved by pollinators

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Great for shade

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • Needs winter protection

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Begonia 'Switzerland'

  • Flower colour

    Red

  • Leaf colour

    Black

  • Tuber size

    6/+

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Plant spacing

    16 tubers per m2

  • Habit

    Upright

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Tender

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Partial shade
    Dappled shade
    Full sun

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Borders
    Large containers
    Exotic gardens
    Cottage gardens
    Low maintenance gardens

  • Soil acidity

    Any

  • Soil moisture

    Free draining

  • Soil type

    Loam
    Sandy
    Multipurpose compost

  • Growing skill

    Easy to grow

  • Scented

    No

  • Pollinator-friendly

    No

  • Mouse resistant

    No

  • Rabbit resistant

    No

  • Deer resistant

    No

  • Toxicity

    No report

Plant calendar

JanFebMarAprMayJuneJulyAugSepOctNovDec
  • Planting
  • Flowering

Other information

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2023
    You can expect your order in March 2023

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2023
    You can expect your order in April 2023

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2023
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

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