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Begonia advice

IlikeplantsIlikeplants W Mids Posts: 894
edited 5 July in Plants
Is this a begonia Boliviensis type? Would you pinch out the female flowers? I can see the triangular seed heads behind some flowers but unlike my other double flowered begonia, the dangling male and female flowers on this looks ones looks the same so the male doesn’t look more showy. So is it worth removing or just leave it and enjoy it?

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 80,525
    I would leave them  :)
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • ERICS MUMERICS MUM Posts: 561
    I grow several varieties every year and I don’t pinch out the female flowers on any of them.
  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants W Mids Posts: 894
    Thanks both- I’m so impatient, I pinched off and then asked about it on second thoughts. I’ll leave it alone in future. I was gifted it so no idea if its name to research looking after it.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,906
    I pinch out the females at first site,  they’ll bloom for a longer period and the males are better flowers. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants W Mids Posts: 894
    That’s what I thought @Lyn but this particular variety, the male and female flowers look the same so is it still worth removing?
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,906
    Enjoy the flowers, pick them off when they start to fade and before the pod gets big. 
    I don’t  grow that type though.,  I wouldn’t grow them at all but they were my parents favourites and I feel a need to keep the the corms going as long as I can.  Silly really, but some will understand. 
    As they die or rot or get eaten by weevils,  I won’t replace them. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,960
    I hope you don't  mind me jumping in but I'm  totally  confused 
    This begonia is covered in these little flowers.  Will it ever produce anything interesting  or should I just use it as a foliage  plant

    @Lyn @Dovefromabove @ERICS MUM
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 80,525
    🤔 is it one of those houseplant type begonias or one sold as an outdoor plant for containers etc?
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 22,960
    edited 6 July
    It's meant for outside. I bought it as one of those little individual plugs you can get in the spring.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 20,906
    They should open B.
    This is the difference between male and females,  I can’t see what’s on you plant.
    is this your plant?  Did you just lay it on top of the compost and not bury it too deep.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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