flowering begonia - Knowledgebase Question

Derwood, Ma
Question by cmmann1
March 8, 2010
I saw these today at HD. The sign said

Answer from NGA
March 8, 2010


There are two types of begonias - fibrous rooted grown as annuals and tuberous rooted sometimes called Angel Wing begonias. The fibrous rooted begonias typically have reddish tinted leaves and either pink or white flowers. The leaves are small. Tuberous begonias have large leaves that look like an angel's wing and large flowers. If you saw bedding or fibrous rooted begonias, they are outdoor plants although if you have bright light and warm temperatures indoors you can sometimes get them to grow and possibly even flower indoors. You may have to experiment a little to see if you can coax one to grow indoors for you. Begonias will grow in morning sun and afternoon shade or in bright shade outdoors. Keep the soil moist but not soggy wet. Hope this answers all your questions.

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