Bada Boom Scarlet Begonia
Begonia semperflorens. A stalwart bedding plant, this fibrous begonia is a must for dry areas and formal plantings, offering long seasons of color and a consistent mounded shape. Frame your annual and perennial beds with reliable begonias or create detailed patterns in formal plantings - more affordable when grown from seed! Height 8-10 inches, spread 10-12 inches. Approximately 50 seeds/pkg.
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Start seed 12-16 weeks before planting out. Sow seed on the surface of lightly firmed, moist seed sowing mix. Cover with clear plastic lid to keep humid and provide bottom heat until seeds germinate. Germination can be erratic and take anywhere from 15-60 days. After sowing, do not exclude light as this helps germination. Keep the surface of the sowing mix moist but not waterlogged. Transplant after last frost date in rich, light, well-drained soil in full sun to full shade.
Once established allow plants to become somewhat dry between waterings and fertilize once a month. Grows 8-10 inches tall and 6-8 inches wide.