Tuberous Begonias In Central Florida - Knowledgebase Question

Lakeland, FL
Question by jescott1
September 8, 1999
Can Tuberous Begonias be grown here in central Florida? If so, when should they be planted?


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Answer from NGA
September 8, 1999

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Tuberous begonias can be grown with fair to good results. They should be planted in spring. Place the tubers 1"-2" deep and 12"-15" apart. They do best in a partial shade location.

Fertilize every 2-3 weeks from the time foliage appears until it withers away. Tubers should be dug up in winter and stored at 40? to 50?F.

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