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Pendula pink/rose

Posted by marric Z5a Ontario (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 12, 10 at 14:24

I just bought 2 of these bulbs at a nursery with plans to put them in a hanging planter this spring. The package said they were good for hanging baskets but it also says they get 12" tall. I do have a spot picked out for them already. I would like to start them early inside, in the planter. How soon should I plant them? I'm thinking now would be good but I don't know how fast they will grow. The instructions say to plant 3" deep. Does that sound right? Any advice? Marg


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RE: Pendula pink/rose

Got this link from the web.

http://www.gardenguides.com/119-starting-tuberous-begonias-off-right.html

Remember to plant the concave side up. 3 inches is about right. You can start them inside if you have a nice sunny spot. They do grow big and quite fast. Now is probably a good time to start in Ontario. It's always iffy with the weather here. Last frost date is around May 24, but I usually have my plants out weeks before that. Your begonias will have a good head start if you plant them now.


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RE: Pendula pink/rose

  • Posted by marric Z5a Ontario (My Page) on
    Tue, Mar 23, 10 at 8:36

Thanks for the link mikey33. I planted them up right after I bought them. The 'tuber' that was in the pkg looks more like a large gladioli corm except that it is about 1/2" thick. I did plant as suggested and now I'm just wating for signs of growth. Thanks.


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