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Fancy tuberous begonias, where to buy?

Posted by linnea56 z5 IL (My Page) on
Mon, Mar 1, 10 at 13:14

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 cant 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 Beckys 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, Id find someone familiar with what Im looking for. Thanks in advance!


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RE: Fancy tuberous begonias, where to buy?

www.easytogrowbulbs.com

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


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RE: Fancy tuberous begonias, where to buy?

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.


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RE: Fancy tuberous begonias, where to buy?

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


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