Begonia 'Santa Cruz'
Begonia 'Santa Cruz'
Begonia 'Santa Cruz'
Begonia 'Santa Cruz'

Begonia 'Santa Cruz'

Begonia 'Santa Cruz'

1 tuber — £4.17

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

Orders placed 1 March - 15 April 2024
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Description

Trailing Begonia boliviensis 'Santa Cruz' produces masses of large, eye-catching, fiery red-orange blossoms between early summer and late autumn. These blooms are held against large, arrow-shaped, neatly serrated, green leaves. They make elegant cascades of vivid, elongated flowers, perfect for windowboxes and hanging baskets, where you can see the blooms from a lower position, or for any containers where they can hang beautifully over the sides.

Begonia boliviensis 'Santa Cruz' typically grows up to 30-40cm / 12-16" tall and wide. It is also the answer for those gardeners who want begonias that actually like hot and sunny conditions. The ideal soil should be rich, moist and well-drained. Provide good air circulation around plants, but protect them from strong winds. Helpfully, for the time-pressed gardener, this begonia does not require deadheading.

Store your begonia tubers over winter and plant them again next spring to repeat your summer success year after year.

Key features

  • Perfect for pots

  • Trailing habit

  • Comes back every year

  • Thrives well in full sun

  • Great for shade

  • Packed in paper bags

  • Low maintenance

  • Needs winter protection

Specs & details

  • Botanical name

    Begonia boliviensis 'Santa Cruz'

  • Flower colour

    Coral, orange

  • Tuber size

    24/28

  • Established height

    30-50cm

  • Established spread

    30-50cm

  • Plant spacing

    9 tubers per m2

  • Leaf colour

    Green

  • Habit

    Trailing

  • Life cycle

    Perennial

  • Hardiness

    Tender

  • Years to establish

    1st year

  • Sunlight

    Partial shade
    Dappled shade
    Full sun

  • Position

    Sheltered

  • Suitable for

    Pots
    Baskets
    Exotic gardens
    Borders
    Large containers
    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 'Santa Cruz' 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 'Santa Cruz' 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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