Fiona Red Begonia
Begonia semperflorens. This striking new garden begonia presents glossy green leaves to contrast with the beautiful semi-double flowers, a perfect addition to garden beds and containers. Plants are self-cleaning and provide colour all summer long. Plant height of 8-10” makes it ideal for borders. Approx. 20 seeds/pkg.
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.