These bright scarlet, double blooms are sure to draw the eye.
Sun Dancer trailing, Tuberous Begonia spill and thrill from pots and baskets. They are well branched and the flowers open in abundance, growing 5-13cm across and they last for a commendable length of time.
Trailing Tuberous Begonias are also known as Tenella Begonias or Cascading Begonias. They are perfect for hanging baskets and pots, where their full glory can be admired from all angles. Best grown in filtered or indirect light they can easily brighten up a patio or shady nook.
The flowers of Sun Dancer Trailing 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 Trailing Begonia tubers go dormant in the cold, winter months. Tuberous Begonias 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
Full Sun to Semi Shade