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Begonia ‘Fragrant Fountains’

Begonia

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Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Begonia 'Fragrant Fountains'
  • Common name: Begonia
  • Family: Begoniaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial
Flower colour:

Orange

Foliage colour:

Green

Tuberous begonias are renowned for their bright colours and long flowering season. Male and female flowers are borne separately on the same plant, with male flowers being more elaborate than the female. Tuberous begonias produce masses of flowers, and are ideal for growing in baskets and pots.

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Begonia ‘Fragrant Fountains’ is a vigorous tuberous begonia, bearing masses of double flowers in warm shades of apricot, yellow, orange and pink, on trailing stems. The flowers are delicately fragrant. It’s perfect for growing in pots and hanging baskets near a seating area on the patio, where its fragrance will gently fill the air. It grows well in sun and shade.

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For best results grow Begonia ‘Fragrant Fountains’ in moist but well-drained soil in partial shade. Water regularly and feed fortnightly with a high-potash fertiliser to prolong flowering. Lift tubers in autumn, before the first frosts, and store in barely moist soil or sand in a frost-free shed. Water the tubers occasionally to stop them drying up.

How to grow Begonia 'Fragrant Fountains'

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, east facing, south facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, dappled shade, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

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Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

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Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

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Do Take cuttings in March

Do not Take cuttings in April

Do not Take cuttings in May

Do not Take cuttings in June

Do not Take cuttings in July

Do not Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Begonia 'Fragrant Fountains' and wildlife

Begonia 'Fragrant Fountains' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Begonia 'Fragrant Fountains' poisonous?

Begonia 'Fragrant Fountains' can be toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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