Begonia Parisienne Trailing Mix

Begonia Parisienne Trailing Mix (Begonia tuberosa)

Begonia Parisienne Trailing
Half-hardy annual/Half hardy perennial.

Cascades of large blooms in a range of shades.

Seeds from Suttons

Sow indoors

Sow outdoors

Plant out

Flowers

J F M A M J J A S O N D
                       

Basket

24cm

trailing

Sow thinly in a seed tray using good quality seed compost, pressing gently into the surface about 12mm (1/2″) apart. Do not cover as light assists germination. Place a sheet of glass or pilythene cover over the tray to germinate at 18-20°C. Germination 8-15 days. Transfer into 9cm pots. As the seedlings develop transfer as necessary and grow on. Acclimatise to outside before planting out 25cm apart or 3 to a 36cm (14″) hanging basket.

Remove faded blooms to prolong flowering. Resulting tubers may be stored through winter and started into growth in early spring.


I got these from Suttons. I’ve noticed that a neighbour has a lot of success with trailing begonias, and my border begonias did well last year (2023). They seem to stand up pretty well to the somewhat… damp climate here. I’ve also just bought four new wall baskets as the rattan ones I bought last year just rotted at the bottom, Utter waste of money, I’ve relunctantly swithed to plastic. We just get too much rain for the more natural ones to survive.

[EDIT 08/04/2024] – Jaysus, these are taking forever to grow from seed. The seedlings are weedy little things, I do hope they survive as I was counting on these for some really robust baskets this year. I try to sow my own where I can, and the tubers are a bit on the pricey side.

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