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Double Red

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🚚 Shipping Starts: 3rd week of March '24
📦 Quantity per Package: 2 Bulbs

☀️ Light Required: Partial Sun / Partial Shade
🌷 Height: 8"
🌸 Blooming Period: Jul - Oct
🌱 Bulb Size: 6/+
Planting Distance: 10"
Planting Depth: 1"
📍 Hardiness Zone: Zone 9-10
🦌 Deer Resistant: Yes
💐 Minimum Bulbs for Effect: 2-3
Double Red

About the Double Red Begonia

The Begonia Double Red is a stunning addition to any garden or indoor space. This unique plant features double blooms in a vibrant red color that will add a pop of color to any setting.

  • Produces large, double blooms in a vibrant red color
  • Perfect for adding color to any garden or indoor space
  • Easy to plant and care for
  • Excellent choice pots and containers
  • Blooms all the way into the Fall

How to care for Double Red Begonia

  • Ensure the soil remains consistently moist but well-drained, as waterlogged conditions can cause bulb rot. 
  • These begonias thrive in partial shade to partial sun, but protect them from harsh afternoon sunlight in warmer climates. 
  • Deadhead spent blooms to encourage continuous flowering, and apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer during the growing season. 
  • In colder regions, dig up the bulbs before the first frost, store them in a cool, dry location, and replant them the following spring.

Frequently Asked Questions

To plant Double Camelia Red Begonia bulbs, choose a well-draining soil mix and a location with partial shade to full sunlight. Begin by preparing the planting area by loosening the soil to a depth of 3 inches and mixing in organic matter or compost to enhance fertility.

Space the bulbs approximately 6-8 inches apart, with the concave side facing upwards and cover with 1 inch of soil. Water thoroughly after planting, ensuring the soil remains consistently moist, but not waterlogged. For optimal growth, maintain a soil pH between 6.0 and 6.5, and add a slow-release fertilizer to support vigorous blooming.

The ideal time to plant Double Camelia Red Begonia bulbs is in late spring, after the last frost, when soil temperatures are consistently above 50°F (10°C). This allows the bulbs to develop a strong root system before producing stunning, camellia-like blooms during the summer months.

If you live in a region with mild winters (USDA zone 9 and up), you can also plant the bulbs in the fall for early spring growth. In colder climates, consider starting the bulbs indoors approximately 4-6 weeks before the last frost and transplanting them outdoors when conditions are suitable.

Double Camelia Red Begonias are not considered to be highly deer-resistant. While they may not be a top choice for deer, these animals are known to eat a wide variety of plants, especially when food sources are scarce.

To deter deer from your garden, try planting deer-resistant plants around your begonias, using deer-repellent sprays, or installing fencing or other barriers to protect your plants. Remember that no plant is entirely deer-proof, so a combination of methods may be necessary to minimize damage.

In colder climates (USDA hardiness zone 8 and below) it is a must to dig up Double Camelia Red Begonia for the winter. To store Double Camelia Red Begonia bulbs for winter, carefully dig them up after the first frost, taking care not to damage the roots. Gently brush off any excess soil, and allow the bulbs to dry for a few days in a cool, well-ventilated area.

Once dry, remove any remaining foliage and place the bulbs in a container filled with peat moss, vermiculite, or perlite, ensuring they are not touching each other. Store the container in a cool, dark location with a temperature between 40-50°F (4-10°C). Check on the bulbs periodically to ensure they remain firm and healthy, discarding any that show signs of rot or mold.

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