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Begonia Destiny

moandtomoandto Posts: 11

I bought 70 Begonia plug plants in March this year I potted them on and planted them out in the garden in June and planted some in containers.

Had a fabulous display from them, the Begonias in containers seem to have formed corms is this correct? I have stored them in the garage to dry out. Will they produce blooms next year?

Would love to here your advice.

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,579

    Yes, they will be fantastic next year, make sure you check for vine weevil they tuck in every tiny little nook and cranny, when they are completely dry, wrap each one separately in news paper and store in a cool place. 

    Start them off next March in a seed tray, with the corns sitting on top of the compost then when the shoots grow you can plant out or pot up as you wish.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • There are 2 types of Begonia I think - those which naturally grow from corms and the others , I think normally sold as Bedding Begonias, which do not produce corms.

    Those which don't grow from corms are really annuals altho they can be kept over winter in the right conditions.  They are also extremely easy to grow from cuttings - usually just by popping a stem cut below a leaf node into a jar of water.

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