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Belonging to the Begonia genus, Trailing begonia has a botanical name of Begonia.

Free flowering masses of color all summer long from fully double or single blooms.

Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Carmine red and   Floral white. Leaves appear approximately as a   Ao green and   Burgundy

A type of flower / ornamental, it mainly grows as an annual plant - which means it typically only grows best for a single growing season.

Trailing begonia is known for its phorb habit and growing to a height of approximately 30.0 cm (11.7 inches). This plant tends to bloom in early summer.

Popular varieties of Trailing begonia with home gardeners are Dragon Wing Red, Sherbet bon bon, Glowing embers, Picotee Lace (Red) and Double trumpet picotee yellow.

Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Trailing begonia is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Trailing begonia have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Trailing begonia

  • Dappled Sun

  • Full Shade

  • Medium

Sun to shade.

Water regularly thought the summer and add fertilzer to help the flower production. Always take care to keep the tuber area dry, by lighhtly forking the soil around the plant, water and nutrients will soak down to the roots. Do not wet the leaves either as they may scorch in the sun. Plants like full shade or dappled sun.

As the end of the season approaches, before the first frosts arrive, reduce and stop watering. The foliage will die back naturally and this can be encouraged by placing the begonia pot on its side. The foliage will naturally become yellow and drop off. Lift the tubers and continue to dry the roots. Store in dry compost in a frost free place. The tubers can be started again in the following spring

Trailing begonia likes a position of dappled sun / full shade and remember to water moderately. A soil ph of between 5.5 and 6.5 is ideal for Trailing begonia as it does best in weakly acidic soil. Keep in mind when planting that Trailing begonia is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside.

See our list of companion Plants for Trailing begonia to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Trailing begonia from seed

By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Trailing begonia about 91 days before your last frost date .

Transplanting Trailing begonia

Begonia tubers are best started off in the early spring in small flowerpots or trays and placed in a cool greenhouse or windowsill. Use a compost mided with sharp sand and grit to prmote good drainage. Plant the tubers with the hollow side uppermost and leave the top of the tuber level with the surface of the compost. Take care with watering, as the tuber will easily rot, and as the leaves develop, the water should be prevented from wetting the leaves also .

As the tuber shoots grow, move the plants into a warmer environment. Aim for slow compact growth. Protect from strong sunlight and allow space between plants to discourage mildew, by adequate ventilation. Plant out when danger of frost has passed.

As Trailing begonia is tender, ensure temperatures are mild enough to plant out - wait until after your last frost date to be on the safe side.

How long does Trailing begonia take to grow?

These estimates for how long Trailing begonia takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world.

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Days to Germination How long does it take Trailing begonia to germinate?
23 days

Average 23 days | Min 16 days | Max 41 days (3)

Days to Transplant How long until I can plant out Trailing begonia?
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Days to Maturity How long until Trailing begonia is ready for harvest / bloom?
+ 8 days

Average 8 days | Min 2 days | Max 304 days (5)

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When should I plant Trailing begonia?

Our when to plant Trailing begonia estimates are relative to your last frost date.

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When to sow The number of days to sow Trailing begonia before or after your last frost date.
91 days before Last Frost Date

Other names for Trailing begonia


Latest Trailing begonia Reviews

  • Three cuttings have been taken from this plant and they are all growing good.

    2 stars

    Kevalsha about growing Begonia Burle Marx
  • Can’t wait to see the flowers.

    0 stars

    Kevalsha about growing Begonia Burle Marx
  • Magnificent. Blooms like little sparks against the deeply coloured foliage from April-frost. Performs beautifully in pots in my UK garden, and there will always be a place in my garden for this plant.

    0 stars

    angelchrome about growing Begonia 'Glowing Embers'

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