Trailing Begonia Illumination Apricot Shades
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Trailing Begonia 'Illumination Apricot Shades'

Superb for baskets, weather proof and long lasting.
Trailing Begonia 'Illumination Apricot Shades' 
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  • One of the most popular summer fowering plants creating brilliant summer garden displays.
  • This proven winner is bred to withstand the wettest summer and to produce the strongest blooms.
  • In a wonderful mix of warm Apricot Shades flowering right up to the first frosts in Autumn.
  • Easy to get great displays in hanging baskets, wall planters or pots on the patio.
  • Supplied as 20 garden ready plants in a mix of warm Apricot Shades.

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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 fantastic performance in baskets and tubs whatever the Summer weather, combined with the gorgeous blend of warm tones and shades that the mix produces.

This beautiful variety has flowers in wonderfully warm shades of yellow, gold, apricot, orange and ochre that will fill your hanging baskets and patio containers with colour from May until October! 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.

What Is Supplied

Item 400726 supplied as:
Supplied as 20 Garden Ready Plants. Flowers from late May until first frosts in the autumn. Not frost hardy so keep protected until the last frost. Pot on for 2-4 weeks before planting.

Plant Care Information

Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Protect From Frost
Protect From Frost
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

  • You can remove the single female flowers to encourage more of the large double male flowers to be produced if you wish - although we like to leave them on for a fuller display.
  • Deadhead faded blooms to extend the flowering period.

 

Care Information

  • Begonia ‘Apricot Shades’ grows well in sun and shade, and its trailing habit makes it perfect for growing in pots and hanging baskets.
  • For best results keep plants well watered, and feed fortnightly with a high-potash fertiliser to prolong flowering.
  • Remove faded flowers to encorage more blooms.
  • Garden Ready Begonia plugs can be planted straight into containers and baskets.
  • When all risk of frost has passed, acclimatise begonia plants to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days.
  • Choose a sunny or semi shaded position that is protected from strong winds - a cold frame is ideal.
  • Feed and water plants frequently throughout the growing season taking care not to over-water, as this will cause new begona flower buds to drop.
  • Deadhead the single female flowers to encourage more of the large double male flowers to be produced and to extend the flowering period.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

Best Time To Plant
When Your Plant Will Flower
When Your Plant Will Fruit
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
25 cm
45 cm
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