Fancy tuberous begonias, where to buy?

linnea56(z5 IL)March 1, 2010

I really want some more exotic kinds, with contrasting picotee edges. So far all I have are solid colored camellia types or non-stop. I tried fringed and hanging basket, all those died shortly after starting bloom. With the others I think I am getting the knack of keeping them over, but I hate to spend a lot on something that might not make it for me, or canÂt be overwintered as a tuber.

What is a good source? Locally they are around $3 to 4 each, but only common kinds, like I already have.

At Brent and BeckyÂs they are over $5 each, which seems like a lot to me. Am I wrong, and this is typical?

I asked on the Begonia forum last year but over there they are more interested in houseplant types, not tuberous. I thought maybe here, where people are more outdoor growing oriented, IÂd find someone familiar with what IÂm looking for. Thanks in advance!

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keriann_lakegeneva(5B WI/IL border)

www.easytogrowbulbs.com

They have a great selection and really good reviews and Dave's Garden.
Keriann~

    Bookmark   March 1, 2010 at 5:23PM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

http://www.hollandbulbfarms.com/searchresult.asp?SearchWord=Begonia

They have positive feedback on D____s Gard___. # different picotees fot 18.80.

I remember when there was much greater selection. Really hard to locate now. And pricey.

    Bookmark   March 3, 2010 at 3:29AM
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iris_gal(z9 CA)

Oops, I hit the wrong key. 3 different picotees for $18.80.

And forgot the use the link boxes.

Here is a link that might be useful: http://www.hollandbulbfarms.com/searchresult.asp?SearchWord=Begonia

    Bookmark   March 7, 2010 at 1:18AM
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