Begonia Apricot Shades Mix
Begonia Apricot Shades Mix
Begonia Apricot Shades Mix
Begonia Apricot Shades Mix
Begonia Apricot Shades Mix
Begonia Apricot Shades Mix
Begonia Apricot Shades Mix
Begonia Apricot Shades Mix
Begonia Apricot Shades Mix
Begonia Apricot Shades Mix

Begonia 'Apricot Shades' Mix

Enjoy the amazingly warm colours of this gorgeous Begonia
  • One of the most popular summer fowering plants creating brilliant summer garden displays.
  • This proven winner is bred to withstand the wettest summer and to produce the strongest blooms.
  • In a wonderful mix of warm Apricot Shades flowering right up to the first frosts in Autumn.
  • Easy to get great displays in hanging baskets, wall planters or pots on the patio.
  • Supplied as 40 plug plants.

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Item: 490198
40 Plug Plants - Item: 490198
ONLY £12.99
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Year after Year, Begonia Illumination 'Apricot Shades' features in our best-selling bedding and basket plants. Why? It's undoubtedly the combination of fantastic performance in baskets and tubs whatever the Summer weather, combined with the gorgeous blend of warm tones and shades that the mix produces.

This beautiful variety has flowers in wonderfully warm shades of yellow, gold, apricot, orange and ochre that will fill your hanging baskets and patio containers with colour from May until October! The blooms are incredibly weather proof, long lasting and plentiful, held on strong healthy plants with a gently trailing growing habit.

They look best simply on their own, as there is enough subtle colour variation not to look too overdone. One for the short-list for sure.

What Is Supplied

Item 490198 supplied as:
Supplied as 40 plug plants. Flowers from late May until first frosts in the autumn. Not frost hardy so keep protected until the last frost.

Plant Care Information

Top Tips

  • You can remove the single female flowers to encourage more of the large double male flowers to be produced if you wish - although we like to leave them on for a fuller display.
  • Deadhead faded blooms to extend the flowering period.
  • Care Information

    • Begonia ‘Apricot Shades’ grows well in sun and shade, and its trailing habit makes it perfect for growing in pots and hanging baskets.
    • For most jumbo plug plant collections, the “mini Greenhouse” they are packed in will have a label on the outside, listing the individual varieties inside. We recommend writing your own labels out on receipt!
    • Give your plugs a little attention on arrival - unpack them immediately, and either mist them or stand them in water for an hour - they may be slightly dry or yellow after being in a dark box in the post, but they’ll quickly recover. If you can’t do this, they can sit in Mini Greenhouses for a week if upright and not too wet.
      We recommend that you leave them to settle for a day somewhere warm, light and airy such as a windowsill or greenhouse.
    • When you're ready to pot on, use a good quality, multi-purpose compost, and fill 3-4in pots (7-10cm).
    • Make a hole in the compost with a dibber or your finger, then holding each plug by its root ball, place it into the hole and gently firm the compost around it.
    • For great results, we recommend using our Windowsill Planters or 9cm pots in Shuttle Trays.
    • Give your plants a good water initially, then only when the top compost starts to dry as they don’t like to be left in standing water.
    • Grow on either on a bright windowsill or a greenhouse for 3-4 weeks before potting up into containers or into flower beds.
    • If planting directly into flower beds when all risk of frost has passed, prepare the ground well, removing weeds and digging in some compost or well-rotted manure if your soil is not already rich.
      Plant approx. 20cm (8in) apart to allow them room to grow. Feed using a high-potash feed such as Blooming Fast Superior Soluble Fertiliser for Flowers & Fruits, to encourage flowering.

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    1. If you're not totally happy with your order, return it within 30 days and we'll replace or refund in full!
    2. Should any hardy plant fail to thrive thereafter, we'll replace free of charge - you just pay the P&P
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