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    Fragrant Pink Delight

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    🚚 Shipping Starts: Sold out for season 2024
    📦 Quantity per Package: 1 Bulb

    Specifications
    ☀️ 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
    Fragrant Pink Delight

    Fragrant Pink Delight

    The Begonia Fragrant Pink Delight is a stunning, fragrant variety of begonia that is sure to delight your senses. With its vibrant pink blooms and sweet fragrance, this begonia is the perfect addition to any garden.

    • Vibrant pink blooms that will add color to your garden
    • A sweet fragrance that will delight your senses
    • Easy to plant and care for
    • Also known as Begonia Odora
    • Produces an abundance of pink blooms that cascade gently down the sides of hanging baskets and pots

    How to care for Fragrant Pink Delight

    • Simply dig a hole that is slightly larger than the root ball and place the begonia in the hole. 
    • Backfill the hole with soil and press down firmly to eliminate any air pockets. 
    • Water the begonia well and be sure to keep the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. 
    • This begonia prefers to be in partial shade, so be sure to plant it in an area where it will receive dappled sunlight. 
    • Fertilize it with a balanced fertilizer every 4-6 weeks.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    When planting Fragrant Pink Delight begonia bulbs, it's essential to follow the right steps for optimal growth. Begin by choosing a well-draining soil with a pH between 6.0 and 7.0. Select a location that receives bright, indirect sunlight, as too much direct sunlight can harm the plant.

    Plant the bulbs about 1-2 inches deep and 6-8 inches apart with the concave side facing upward. Water the soil gently after planting and maintain consistent moisture, avoiding overwatering as this can cause the bulbs to rot. In about 3-4 weeks, you should see sprouts emerging. Provide a balanced fertilizer every 4-6 weeks to support healthy growth.

    Be mindful to apply the fertilizer around the base of the plant, not directly onto the foliage, as this can cause damage.

    The ideal time to plant Fragrant Pink Delight begonia bulbs is in the spring when the danger of frost has passed. This allows the bulbs to establish themselves and grow throughout the warmer months. In regions with mild winters, you can plant the bulbs in early fall for blooms the following spring.

    If you live in a colder climate, consider starting the bulbs indoors 6-8 weeks before the last expected frost date. Transplant the young plants outdoors once temperatures consistently stay above 50°F (10°C) at night.

    In areas with a warmer climate, such as in USDA hardiness zone 9 and up, it is possible to plant them earlier in the season or even leave them year-round in the ground.

    Yes, Fragrant Pink Delight begonia bulbs can be grown indoors in containers with proper care. Choose a well-draining potting mix and a container with drainage holes to prevent waterlogging. Place the container in a bright location with indirect sunlight. Avoid placing the plant near heating or cooling vents, as these can cause temperature fluctuations that can harm the plant.

    Water the plant regularly to maintain consistent moisture in the soil, and fertilize every 4-6 weeks with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. Monitor the plant for pests and diseases, treating any issues as needed.

    To overwinter Fragrant Pink Delight begonia bulbs in colder climates, follow these steps:

    • After the first frost, trim back the foliage to 2-3 inches above the soil line.
    • Carefully dig up the bulbs, taking care not to damage them, and shake off excess soil.
    • Allow the bulbs to dry for a week in a well-ventilated area away from direct sunlight.
    • Once dry, pack the bulbs in peat moss, perlite, or vermiculite and store them in a cool, dry, and dark location with temperatures between 40-50°F (4-10°C).
    • Inspect the bulbs periodically during storage for any signs of mold or rot.
    • Replant the bulbs in spring after the last frost, following proper planting guidelines.

    In areas with mild winters, such as in USDA hardiness zone 9 and up, you can leave your begonia bulbs year-round in the ground.

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