Vibrant red flowers and a rich dark green foliage make this Tuberous Begonia an especially striking choice for summertime hanging baskets. Another pendula hybrid from the century-old British nursery firm Blackmore & Langdon, 'Scarlet Pimpernel' forms a mounded plant of pendulous stems 10–12″ tall, perfectly suited not only to baskets but also to window boxes or to trail over the edge of a larger container. Shipped as bareroot tuber. Exclusive.
Blackmore & Langdon Tuberous Begonias from England are a treasure beyond description. People come hundreds of miles to see our greenhouse display. The plants' luminous colors, exquisite shapes, and long season of bloom put lesser strains to shame. These varieties are not offered elsewhere in America and almost always sell out. Please order early.
Tuberous Begonias offer spectacular flowers in a wide range of colors over an exceptionally long season, and do all this in shade. In the North, tubers should be started indoors in late winter or early spring to bloom by summer. They need well-drained soil, indirect light and moderate temperatures; these are not plants for the Deep South or the desert Southwest. For timely planting, we recommend early orders, which start to ship in March. Plant 1 tuber per 7–12″ pot.
For more information on the growing and care of Tuberous Begonias, click Growing Guide.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.
Latin Name Pronunciation: beg-own'ee-uh
Tuberous Begonias are frost-tender plants that thrive where they receive bright light but little or no direct sun. Given an early start, they put on a glorious display all summer long. We grow our Begonias in pots and hanging baskets, but they can also be planted in the ground (once the danger of frost has passed). Either way, unless you live in a frost-free climate, you must lift and store the tuberous roots in fall to carry the plants through winter.
Starting Tubers in Flats or Pots
Growing Hanging Basket Begonias