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Begonia 'Love Me'

Winter-flowering begonia

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Key information

Plant type

Tender perennial

Flower colour

Pink

Feature

Flowers

Hardiness

Half hardy

Skill level

Experienced

photo by John Glover, copyright GAP Photos (12642)

Plant details

For many years winter-flowering begonias such as 'Gloire de Lorraine' were grown as greenhouse potplants for blooms at Christmas they needed careful temperature and ventilation control, and were propagated by cuttings. 'Love Me' was the first seed-raised winter variety, which can also be multiplied from cuttings, and makes an attractive bushy plant for winter decoration indoors in temperatures above 13 °C (55 °F), but ideally less than 20 °C (68 °F) - above this, plants often stop flowering. Keep out of direct sunlight and avoid all draughts.

Family: Begoniaceae

Genus: Begonia

Cultivar: Love Me

Plant type: Tender perennial

Flower colour: Pink

Foliage colour: Dark green, Bronze

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 30cm

Spread: 30cm

Time to plant seeds: January to April

Time to take cuttings: February to March


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