Begonia (Begonia Tuberosa Double Orange) - This dazzling double orange Begonia is a real performer, and it can be established by growing Begonia Tuberosa seeds! Begonia plants are popular and greatly admired for their compact growth and incredible color display all summer long. Tuberous Begonias are lovely planted in a mass grouping in the flower garden or they are great for pots and baskets on the patio as well. Begonias do very well in dappled light, giving color where many flower cannot perform well.
Begonia care includes keeping the soil moist but not soggy. Also, Begonias are heavy feeders and perform best with a monthly application of a balanced liquid fertilizer. Begonia plants also look best if they're trimmed after the blooms are spent. Start Begonia seeds indoors 12 weeks before last frost. The flower seeds are very small and should not be covered. Press the Begonia seeds onto the sterile potting mixture, water from underneath to avoid fungus, and cover the flower seed tray with glass or plastic wrap to hold in the moisture. Harden off Begonia plants for 10 - 14 days before transplanting outdoors. They are frost-tender, so plant after frost danger has passed. Transplant tuberous Begonias into quality garden soil that has had organic matter added to it.