“Non Stop” begonias are grown for their large 4 to 4.5 inch double flowers in many colors. They grow to 8-12 inches in shade and bloom all summer long. Be careful not to plant outdoors until the nights are above 60 degrees. Keep soils moderately moist never soggy or standing in puddles of water as may encourage diseases such as mildew or stem rot.
Dig the begonia plants after the first hard frost to prepare them for storage for the winter. Dig the plants/tubers then cut the stems, leaving only about 1 inch of stem attached to the tuber. Spread the tubers in a cool, dry room for two or three weeks, and then store between 40 and 50 degrees in a box filled with perlite or dry peat. Slugs can feast on portions of leaves occasionaly use slug bait or diatomaceous earth for non chemical treatment to control them. Avoid overhead watering with spray nozzles to prevent stem or leaf diseases. Use our fertilizers for best results here.