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Pinching back tuberous begonias?

Posted by sharon4457 7 (My Page) on
Sun, May 28, 06 at 16:34

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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RE: Pinching back tuberous begonias?

  • Posted by bmchan z5 central MA (My Page) on
    Wed, May 31, 06 at 22:14

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.

RE: Pinching back tuberous begonias?

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

RE: Pinching back tuberous begonias?

  • Posted by bmchan z5 central MA (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 10, 06 at 22:15

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.

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