Begonias perform well in shady conditions making them invaluable. They work nicely in containers and baskets too for porches and patios that have indirect light.
Begonia care includes keeping the soil moist but not soggy. Also, Begonia plants also look best if they're trimmed after the blooms are spent.
Start Begonia seeds indoors 12 weeks before the last frost. The flower seeds are very small and should not be covered. Press the Begonia seeds onto the sterile potting mixture, water from underneath to avoid fungus, and cover the flower seed tray with glass or plastic wrap to hold in the moisture.
Harden off Begonia plants for 10 - 14 days before transplanting outdoors. They are frost-tender, so plant after frost danger has passed. Transplant tuberous Begonias into quality garden soil that has had organic matter added to it.
USDA Zones: 3 - 10
Height: 12 inches
Bloom Season: Spring to fall
Bloom Color: Yellow
Environment: Partial shade to full shade
Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH 5.5-6.2
Temperature: 73 - 75F
Average Germ Time: 14 - 28 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Sow seed on a fine media with good water holding capacity and good drainage. Do not cover seed as light is required to germinate.