Begonia not tuberous root??

lisaapOctober 14, 2007

Hi, this is my fist posting.

This spring i bought some begonis's, red, pink and yellow.

On the little information tag it states these are turberous roots. Well not its colder and frost freze warnings, so i desided to dig them up and store them for the winter. When i dug them up I had only roots system, no bulbs or anything. So now i am confuses what part of the plant to i keep? THe steams the whole plant or did i get taken at the flower shop and theses are not tuberous root plant.


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aftermidnight Zone7b B.C. Canada

Some of the tuberous begonias that are sold in flower at Garden centers have been grown from seed and haven't had time to form a tuber. I have found it takes more than one growing season to form any kind of a tuber. Even if they do form tubers it has been my experience the tubers range in size from a match head up to the size of a thumbnail. If you want to keep them you will have to grow them on through another season. Perhaps under florescent lights for the winter and plant out again in spring after danger of frost. Tuberous begonias don't start making their tubers/or increasing their tuber size until late in the growing season. The colder the zone you live in, the least chance you have of forming tubers in one growing season. Hope this helps.


    Bookmark   October 14, 2007 at 7:05PM
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Okay ty, yes it does help. I wish i would have known this before i dug them up, i could have transplanted them and brought them in the house for the winter months...Before i dug them up, i cut them all they are stored in a plastic bagy with peat moss, roots and all, maybe i can still save them..

    Bookmark   October 15, 2007 at 7:46PM
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