Our collection of Blackmore & Langdon seedlings offers stunningly beautiful flowers at a very attractive price, with absolutely no compromise in the quality of the tubers. These are unnamed tubers from the famed B & L nursery—only a trained eye can tell why the folks at B&L passed them over as candidates for naming. 5 tubers: 1 each of a crimson, pink, rose, white, and yellow seedling. 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.
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Gardener13 from Honesdale, PA
For me, a tuberous begonia lover, the form and color of these S and L seedlings are truly extraordinary and worth the extra cost. And much more reasonably priced, though just as lovely IMHO, than their named brethren. The tubers come with their color identified. I planted them in the greenhouse in late March. Only 2 of the 5 tubers produced plants - disappointing, but WFF agreed to send me replacements next spring with no hassle. Because of this service, and because I enjoyed the 2 that bloomed so much, I am giving these a high rating. The white was an enormous rose form with translucent ivory petals that made me sigh when I saw them. Produced flowers constantly right up to frost. The pink turned out to be more picotee form, not quite so large as the white, with a glowing shell pink color with pale pink shading to ivory around the ruffled edges. Glorious! Both tubers are stored now for next spring, and I look forward to receiving the three replacements, and hopefully watching them bloom next summer.
Harvester from Santa Rosa, CA
I have had mine for six years and another rose form tuberous begonia from White Flower Farm going on eleven years now. Very vigorous growth every year. I keep each one in its own pot and after all these years, I find they do best in a deeper pot. They stay outside all year long. Near the house but not too close. In California, they can get too warm next to the walls. They always do best with morning sun. They can withstand some dryness and wilting and come right back with watering. I do use lots of the begonia stakes with these as the flowers are large and heavy and need the support. The stakes are perfect for displaying these amazing blooms.
A viewer from Maine, USA
I bought this collection last spring and they were stunning all summer. Each of the plants grew large and strong. The only problem was that I got 2 white plants and no yellow but no big deal for me. They are sleeping on my porch this winter and I am looking forward to an even better show this year.
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.
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