If you have limited space, no garden at all or just prefer container gardening, this kit is made for you! Container gardening makes it easy to care for your plants. As long as you have space on your porch, deck, patio or balcony for a medium-sized container, you can garden. Our patio kit comes with everything you need; planting stock, a decorative 5"x7" outer metal planter, a 5" nursery pot with drainage, block of compressed planting medium and growing directions.
About this Variety
Tuberous begonias were discovered in the forests of Bolivia and Peru. Next to bedding begonias 'semperflorens' tuberous begonias are probably the best-known, most widely grown and are enjoyed by the average gardener around the world. Growing and caring for begonias is easy, especially when growing from tubers. Golden Balcony is a cascading variety ideally planted in hanging baskets, hung on decks or in pots on patios.
- Great patio color
- Deer & critter resistant
- Perfect for containers, hanging baskets, window boxes, garden beds and borders
- Frilly, colorful blooms
- Blooms in the shade
Partial shade to full shade
Grows 6-8" tall
Plant 6-8" apart, 1-2" deep
Grow as Perennial in zones 9-10. Grow as Annual elsewhere.
Plant early spring so that it can get established before the hot weather. Simply expand the soil following the directions. Fill the nursey pot with 2/3 of the medium, position the bulb, roots down, pointy end up and cover with the remaining soil. Water well, not letting the pot dry out. Give it the exposure needed, protect against freezing temperatures and sit back to enjoy watching it grow.
In the North, tubers should be started indoors in late winter or early spring. Once weather permits, after danger of frost, they can be moved outdoors. Plant them concave side up. Growing begonias from tubers requires warm temperatures. These are not plants for the deep south or desert southwest as they do not grow well in hot, arid environments without special care. Shade from hot sunlight and allow some sun. Keep containers moist, but avoid overwatering. Removing any wilted leaves or flowers will encourage the plants to produce more flowers. Bulbs are essentially storage mechanisms and already contain everything needed to produce flowers. There is no need to fertilize them. After flowering, remove the root ball from the pot and plant in your garden prior to frost if USDA zone appropriate for flowers next season.