Begonia multiflora Park's Whopper Fiery Red

kdjoergensenJanuary 29, 2005

Has anyone grown these from seed yet ?

I have purchased some seeds this year to try them out.

They claim flowers are 8" diameter size which sound be very interesting.

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kdjoergensen

Just planted the seeds today, so lets hope for the best.

    Bookmark   February 5, 2005 at 11:45AM
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geoffp(UK, NI)

Sorry I haven't heard of these but they sound very attractive.
I have sown standard Begonia seed and pendula ones about 5 weeks ago and have just pricked them out. They seem to be doing ok under the lights.
Please let us know how your Whopper Fiery Red turn out.

Geoff

    Bookmark   February 6, 2005 at 10:22AM
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kdjoergensen

G E R M I N A T I O N !!! . Begonia time.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2005 at 9:54PM
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geoffp(UK, NI)

I always think it is exciting when you see the first green haze appearing, they are so tiny and fragile to start but seem pretty tough.
I have let mine grow a little more this year before the first pricking out and they have been a bit easier to handle. Sowing a bit more thinly also seems to help.

Geoff

    Bookmark   February 16, 2005 at 5:51AM
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will36(Mt. Shasta,CA,U)

I just posted on a new topic BUT I was talking about the Whopper Begonias. Absolutely no germination!! It has been about 20 days. I would appreciate anyone checking the other posting and if possible HELP! HELP1 HELP1

    Bookmark   February 24, 2005 at 10:49PM
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dkotchey(z5)

I planted the Whopper Fiery Red on Feb 25 and I have NO germination. So sad!!! I hope we get some answers for these guys. I tried the Whopper yellow and orange too - no germination for these guys either. :(

    Bookmark   March 3, 2005 at 1:19PM
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kdjoergensen

I had one out of 25 germinating. Not a lot, but at least one went through. rgds

    Bookmark   March 3, 2005 at 10:58PM
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dkotchey(z5)

I got 4 Whopper Yellow sprouts today !!

I moved my seeds to a warmer heat mat, started keeping the grow lights on 24 hours and I'm making sure I keep them moist by spraying and/or bottom watering. I'm not sure it this has helped or if it was that they just needed more time to germinate.

I also have one Begonia Bayou Scarlet that sprouted yesterday.

    Bookmark   March 5, 2005 at 9:21PM
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bmchan(z5 central MA)

I ordered from stokes and they really delayed my order. So - i just planted this last weekend, which is 3 weeks late for zone 5. It will be interesting to see how they develop. I will maintain a constant feeding schedule.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2005 at 9:39PM
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