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This is a question that often confuses gardeners, and it is easy to see why. The simple answer is that begonias are both annual or perennial, depending on the cultivar grown. Tuberous Begonias vs Rooted Begonias This is where a lot of the confusion stems from. When treated with care, tuberous begonias can be overwintered and return the following spring more vigorous than ever. In contrast, the rooted cultivars tend to be only grown as…

Tuberous begonias will come back year after year, and with every passing season, the tubers will grow in size. Once they are getting quite large, you may start to think about dividing them down and creating new plants. Just be aware though, that new, smaller tubers will not provide as many flowers as older larger tubers will. How to split the tubers Splitting begonia tubers is relatively straight forward, although I must warn you that…

Begonia’s can be grown from both tubers and seeds, if you want to know how to start begonia tubers read our article here. But if you are here to learn how to grow begonias from seed then read on. Sowing Begonia’s While most people are aware of tuberous begonias not many gardeners also know they can be easily grown from seed too. Read our guide to find out how to sow begonia seeds. Step 1…

Spring is finally arriving. Well, it should be but its still absolutely freezing today. None the less, with spring coming in, it means we finally get to get back in the garden and start getting some colour going. With that in mind, I’m starting my begonia tubers today. I like to start them nice and early to maximise the growing season. These are really easy to get going. You just need a seed tray and…