The double yellow flowers open in their masses and they last for a commendable length of time.
Sun Dancer Tuberous Begonias spill and thrill from pots and baskets. They are well branched and the double flowers open in absolute abundance. Each colourful confection is 5-13cm across.
The bloom season is impressive, beginning as early as late spring and it can repeat into autumn. They are perfect for hanging baskets or pots, where their full glory can be admired from all angles. A 30-40cm container is perfectly sized for a generous, overflowing display.
Trailing Tuberous Begonias are also known as Tenella Begonias or Cascading Begonias. Best grown in filtered or indirect light they can easily brighten up a patio or shady nook.
The flowers of Sun Dancer Tuberous Begonias open in small clusters with showy female flowers and smaller male blooms. Choose a good quality potting mix for best drainage. Water to establish and then keep moist in active growth.
Allow them to become relatively dry over winter dormancy. They thrive in filtered light - such as beneath eaves or trees. As a general guide, they are happiest where ferns and orchids grow and like to almost dry out before they are watered again.
Add a liquid fertiliser every other week when they are flowering, to keep them blooming at their best.
Sun Dancer Begonia tubers go dormant in the cold, winter months. Tuberous Begonias such as these grow best in climates with cool nights. You can easily grow them in the mild areas of NSW, the Qld Tablelands or in Victoria, Tasmania and south of Perth in WA. They won't tolerate high humidity or direct sunlight.
Supplied as: Bulbs
Begonia x tuberhybrida
Late Spring to autumn
Cool to Sub-Tropical