Hiemalis Begonia - Knowledgebase Question

Stanley, ND
Question by jtj6
June 14, 1999
I received a Golden-Orange Double Hiemalis Begonia. The flowers have now fallen off. How do I take care of the plant? Do I snip back the stems where the flowers were?

Answer from NGA
June 14, 1999


Your begonia is one of the outstanding bloomers with flowers averaging about 2" across, appearing over a long season. The stems and foliage should be all but invisible beneath the blooms. Deadheading is not necessary but if the plant gets rangy, cut back the stems to about 4". Otherwise, just leave the plant alone and it will bloom happily all summer.

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