What is your comments on the giant flowering tuberous begonias?
I have always loved those flowers that hint water. Tuberous Begonia are among those that I really loves. I am not into succulent because they remind me of dryness :-)
Now, I was visiting Beck (might be that name) website. They have a few new "large flowering" tuberous begonia, under the name Prima Donna, about 10 dollars each bulb if you buy $75 or more. They claim the flower is up to 20 centimeter (7")across.
I have seen giant flowering ones called Sugar Candy at a local Lowes. Becasue I was moving so I did not buy it. But I have never seen any ever again. The flowers were powerfully large and beautiful. I have always wanted to grow these.
What is your experience with these. Are there advantages and disadvantages? I still have two bulbs of hanging basket types. So I probably won't try until next year. But I do plan to have them sometime in the future.
As a side comment, I saw a lot of attractive tuberous begonias at a local WalMart last spring. I think they sold few because they put all those under full sun and they all browned up.