Year after year, Begonia Illumination 'Apricot Shades' features in our top 3 best-selling bedding and basket plants. Why? It's undoubtedly the combination of guaranteed performance in baskets and tubs, whatever the summer weather, and the gorgeous blend of warm, summery tones and shades that the mix produces from May right until the first frosts of autumn.
'Apricot Shades' produces blousy, double-blooms in wonderfully warm shades of yellow, gold, apricot, orange and ochre that will fill your hanging baskets and patio containers with colour all summer-long. The blooms are incredibly weather proof, long lasting and plentiful, held on strong healthy plants with a gently trailing growing habit.
They look best simply on their own, as there is enough subtle colour variation not to look too overdone. One for the short-list for sure.
Deadhead the single female flowers to encourage more of the large double male flowers to be produced and to extend the flowering period.