Position

Sun exposure:
Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
Aspect:
East facing, north facing, south facing, west facing

Soil

Prefers rich soil:
Chalky / Alkaline / Clay / Heavy / Moist / Well Drained / Light / Sandy

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.

Begonia ‘Madame Richard Galle’ bears pretty, fully double apricot-orange flowers in contrast with dark foliage. It’s perfect for growing in pots and hanging baskets, and thrives in full sun to shade. For best results keep plants well watered, 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.

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Begonia ‘Madame richard galle’ and wildlife

Begonia ‘Madame richard galle’ has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Begonia ‘Madame richard galle’ poisonous?

Begonia ‘Madame richard galle’ can be toxic.

Toxic to:
Is known to attract Cats
Cats
Is known to attract Dogs
Dogs
Is known to attract Horses
Horses
No reported toxicity to:
Is not known to attract Birds
Birds
Is not known to attract Livestock
Livestock
Is not known to attract People
People
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