Transplanting Begonias - Knowledgebase Question

Glenwood, IL (Zone 5A)
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Question by jtonic
April 24, 2006
I just bought two begonias (don't know specific kind) from a local floral market. One is pink, nice and full, the other is peach. I want to put these in a planter where the other plants and flowers like full to partial sun. Do my begonias prefer sun or shade?

Answer from NGA
April 24, 2006
If these are fibrous rooted begonias or the butterfly type of begonia they could be grown in part sun or all day sun, as long as the soil is evenly moist. However since one is peach I suspect these are tuberous begonias (one common group of these is called the Non-Stop series). These need to be grown in dappled light or gentle early morning sun with mostly shade. So I don't think I would recommend the move. You might check with the retailer where you purchased them and see what kind they are.

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