Begonia 'Fimbriata Red'
Begonia 'Fimbriata Red'
Begonia 'Fimbriata Red'
Begonia 'Fimbriata Red'
Begonia 'Fimbriata Red'
Begonia 'Fimbriata Red'
Begonia 'Fimbriata Red'

Begonia 'Fimbriata Red'

Begonia 'Fimbriata Red'

3 Tubers — £3.95

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Description

Begonia 'Fimbriata Red' will really have you seeing red - and it will have nothing to do with being angry. Instead you will be charmed by this small plant’s plentiful display of large bright red blooms that will bring to mind large, very frilly carnations. Its fringed petals are tightly packed and the resultant blooms soften the colour’s effect a little, taking the bright red off the boil and keeping it simmering for most of the summer!

Flowering of Begonia 'Fimbriata Red' bulbs will be prolonged if you remember to cut off the dead flowers as they fade. Plant them in tubs or planters, or use them on border edges.

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 'Fimbriata Red'

  • Flower colour

    Red

  • 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 'Fimbriata Red' 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 'Fimbriata Red' 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

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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