Begonia collection 'Dorset'
Begonia collection 'Dorset'

Begonia collection 'Dorset'

Begonia collection 'Dorset'

6 tubers — £5.63

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You can expect your order in March 2024

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Description

Double begonias are among summer’s most striking garden delights. Reflect the season with sunshine gold offset with purest white for a white-hot display of flowering begonias. These incandescent blooms are the result of years of careful grooming that prepares them to give their absolute best in your garden even if you’re not the most experienced of gardeners.

As aristocratic as any rose, and even more floriferous, Belgian-grown double begonias are justifiably famed the world over, and this combination is sure to be an absolute show-stopper that will have any visitor to your garden pausing for a moment just to admire the effect they create.

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Comes back every year

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Great for shade

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • Needs winter protection

  • Slug & snail repellent

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Begonia collection 'Dorset'

  • Flower colour

    Yellow, white

  • Tuber size

    6/+

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • Established spread

    20-30cm

  • Plant spacing

    16 tubers per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • 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

Useful information

    • Begonia collection 'Dorset' tubers are tender and require protection from frost. For best results, start them off in temporary pots in a greenhouse in March or April to give them a head start. They can then be transplanted outside in May.

    • Begonia tubers can also be planted directly outside into borders or containers in May.

    • When planting in containers, multipurpose compost is the ideal choice of growing medium.

    • Plant the Begonia collection 'Dorset' tubers shallowly with the dipped side facing upwards—the top of the tuber should be around 1-2cm below the soil surface.

    • Space the tubers around 15-20cm apart from each other in a container display, or 20-30cm apart in borders.

    • Water-in thoroughly after planting and water regularly while in full growth. Don't allow them to sit in wet soil while still dormant.

    Read all Begonia planting & care instructions

  • Orders placed before 1 March 2024
    You can expect your order in March 2024

    Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
    You can expect your order in April 2024

    Orders placed 16 April - 15 May 2024
    You can expect your order within 10 business days

Begonias in 1 minute

Plant your Begonia tubers in well-composted soil with good drainage in a light but shady area, out of the direct sun. Don't overwater, but don't let them get completely dry. Originally from warm sub-tropical areas, tuberous begonias require winter storage in cold areas.

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