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Begonia 'Fireball' (Cascading)

Half-hardy Tuber

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A blaze of large orange-yellow flowers, each edged with an ember red glow, cascade from the serrated foliage. Whatever the weather, Begonia Fireball will radiate colour all summer long, until its smouldering blooms are extinguished by the first frosts. Fantastic for window boxes, baskets and patio containers. Trails to: 45cm (18"). Standard tuber size: 4/5cm.

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Culinary information: Some parts of these flowers are edible. Click here for more details about edible flowers.

Ideal For:
patio
Flowering Period:
June, July, August, September, October
Position:
sun or semi shade, dappled shade
    • 5 begonia tubers

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    • £9.99
    • 10 begonia tubers

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    • £14.98
    • 20 begonia tubers

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    • £19.96
Plant tubers of Begonia Fireball in small pots or trays in moist compost from February to March. Grow on in a warm, frost free position. Transplant into final containers when plants are well grown.
When all risk of frost has passed, gradually acclimatise containers of begonias to outdoor conditions over a 7 to 10 day period. Choose a sunny or semi shaded site for their final position. Feed and water plants frequently. Deadhead faded begonia flowers to encourage more blooms to be produced. When stems blacken with first autumn frost, remove tubers from their containers. Wash and dry the tubers then store over winter in peat or sand, in a cool but frost free position. Replant begonia tubers in February or March for another outstanding display!
We will do our best to ship your plants or bulbs to you at the ideal time for planting as stated against each product. We recommend that you prepare your soil, planting beds or patio containers ahead of time so you are ready to plant out, or pot on, just as soon as your order arrives. You will find the name of the variety printed on the top line of the address label on your package. Please ensure that you open the packaging immediately and carefully read through the instruction leaflet provided. For greatest success, please pot on or plant out as soon as possible, following the cultural instructions enclosed with your order.
Reviews
  1. Fireball Cascading Begonias

    By Mehvish Durrani 18-11-2016

    For the first time in 20 years I took a chance and grew these begonias corms instead of buying ready bloomed ones. I was delighted watching them gradually start to bud in July and by September that had grown to over 12 inches in length and produced spectacular blooms. Sadly around 4 November they started to gradually die back but I have had so much pleasure from them. I look forward to storing them over winter and starting the same process again next year. Excellent quality and highly recommend.

    Our Reply

    " Thank you very much for your review. I am glad that you have been happy with your begonia purchase and thank you so much for taking the time to let us know. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future. "

    Richard - Van Meuwen
    Customer Care Team
    19-11-2016

  2. Disappointing

    By David Cossens 08-09-2016

    Only one out of the 20 resembled the image and description. The remainder were a complete hotchpotch with varying growth habits and flower sizes. Some trailing, some upright, some double flowers, some semi double and some singles. All had the largest leaves I've ever seen on trailing begonias and I've been growing them for over 30 years. I find it hard to believe that these plants are all the same strain. Untidy plants and very disappointing.

    Our Reply

    " Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn of your disappointment with your purchase. At your earliest convenience please contact our Customer Care Department at care@vmplants.com, one of our agents will be more than happy to look into this further for you. "

    Faye - Van Meuwen
    Customer Care Team
    08-09-2016

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