Begonia Sprouting!!!:)

milly35(6)May 20, 2014

Hello all!
Excited to see my first Begonias sprouting...any thoughts on how long before I see any blooms?
Thank you in advance for your responses

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woebegonia

They look good. Keep doing what you are doing and remember they need good, steady light to bloom so it will be a while yet before they are large enough to benefit from light and bloom for you.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2014 at 8:08AM
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milly35(6)

Thanks Woebegonia! I have some Dahlias growing in the background so once everything blooms it should make for some nice colors ðÂÂÂ

    Bookmark   May 21, 2014 at 9:20AM
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milly35(6)

Begonia leaves are huge yet no bloom in sight? Is this something I should be concerned with? Thank you in advance for any ideas :)

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 11:00PM
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milly35(6)

So I think I see one peeking through thought I'd just share and will upload progress....can't wait woohoo!

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 11:02PM
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petrushka

mine have grown huge and have buds, but most buds just drop - been in the 80s. they don't like heat. i think sometimes buds drop when plants are not fully grown yet.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 11:07PM
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milly35(6)

Ugh, that's what I thought Petrushka, here we've had pouring rain or downright suffocating heat! Here's hoping we both get to see something bloom before the end of summer:)

    Bookmark   June 19, 2014 at 11:21PM
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milly35(6)

Just thought I'd share a lil update photo of my begonia finally blooming :)

    Bookmark   June 28, 2014 at 3:28PM
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petrushka

mine managed to fully open and hold for a week just 1 flower.
now it's just dropping buds all the time. i finally pinched the main cane and will wait for side growth in hopes of more flowers later in aug.
here's my alien bloom

    Bookmark   June 28, 2014 at 9:40PM
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milly35(6)

Oh my how pretty Petrushka! I've read pinching promotes more blooms, hope it works for you.

    Bookmark   June 28, 2014 at 10:09PM
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petrushka

large-flowered begonias usually are not pinched, 'cause the flowers become smaller. this one above was full 7" open. this is my 3rd year of growing it in a pot.
i read that if you let them bloom early, no matter how strong the tuber the flowers won't be good. it's best to pinch off early buds altogether.
but since i don't really know if it'll produce more, i let it open.
i am curious how your flowers will look later. will they be full double?
normally mine bloom later in august.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2014 at 11:04AM
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hcmcdole(z7)

Check out these giant blooms in England.

You may have to be on FB though to see them.

Here is a link that might be useful: giant blooms

    Bookmark   June 30, 2014 at 7:42PM
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petrushka

nah, they're public.
yeh, in the other thread on tuberous i posted a link to a diary of british begonia grower for competition - they raise that 1 perfect flower...and then they CUT it!
i'd be happy with half the size :).

    Bookmark   June 30, 2014 at 10:40PM
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milly35(6)

in it's glory...fully bloomed!

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 12:10PM
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milly35(6)

Here is a view from the top with side blooms

    Bookmark   July 5, 2014 at 12:11PM
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petrushka

that's really nice!

    Bookmark   July 6, 2014 at 6:46PM
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