Pinching back tuberous begonias?

Sharon4457May 28, 2006

I'm growing several tuberous non-stop begonias. They are looking tall and legging. Would it benefit the plant to pinch it back to make it bushier, or should I just leave it alone? Thanks...

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bmchan(z5 central MA)

Leave it alone. They do not respond to pinching. they do best with a single stem that is supported by a stake. Allow one flower bud per set(pinch the two side buds which appear and are singles). Hanging begonias will have multiple stems.

    Bookmark   May 31, 2006 at 10:14PM
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geoffp(UK, NI)

Non stops usually grow quite bushy without any help in my experience

    Bookmark   June 26, 2006 at 11:53AM
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bmchan(z5 central MA)

There are some non-stops that will grow to very tall heights. I had one last year that went to 3' before it broke. You should focus on how to stake begonias. Pinching is not effective for these plants.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2006 at 10:15PM
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