Begonia 'Fimbriata White'
Begonia 'Fimbriata White'
Begonia 'Fimbriata White'
Begonia 'Fimbriata White'
Begonia 'Fimbriata White'
Begonia 'Fimbriata White'
Begonia 'Fimbriata White'

Begonia 'Fimbriata White'

Begonia 'Fimbriata White'

3 Tubers — £3.95

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Description

The memories of childhood will flood back every time you look at a Begonia 'Fimbriata White' plant in full bloom. Balls of frilly petals will remind you of the crêpe paper flowers you used to make as a child, the pompoms that were a must at sporting events, or the fluffy clouds that fascinated you when you looked at the summer sky. These white flowers are truly a delight, looking as soft as paper and as crinkly and ruffled as a pompom!

Begonia 'Fimbriata White' will be there in abundance throughout the summer if you plant their tubers in pots and planters, or let them gather clouds of blooms in garden beds or borders.

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 White'

  • Flower colour

    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 'Fimbriata White' 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 White' 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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