For the last couple of years I have changed from surfina to begonia in my hanging baskets. I bought tubers but now have to replace them as they don't keep to well or they tend to get very big and therefore awkward to fit in the baskets. My baskets are fairly large cone shaped with a wire mesh construction which does tend to limit the size of tuber I fit inside ( I place them at different heights).
Browsing the net I find quite a number of major suppliers are extolling the beauty of Begonia plants, which frankly sounds more accommodating than tubers in my situation. Presumably these plants would have to be purchased each year whereas a tuber could be re-used. Anyone any thoughts, are the plants as vigorous as tubers for instance?