This basic begonia produces double and large flowers in vivid orange color. Excellent for pots and containers, this one will be a wonderful addition for your summer garden. As other begonias, this one also blooms until early autumn. Our Begonia tubers are a large and plump 2.75" across (7+ cm), the bigger the bulb the bigger the plant and therefore more blooms for you to enjoy!
Start tuberous begonias indoor in late February for earlier summer blooms!
Bloom Time: summer
Minimum for Effect: 6
Excellent for pots and containers.
Features of Species or Group:
Begonia Large-flowered Double is The Begonia. When
people talk about begonia, this is what they meant and
had in mind. This cultivar produces big and double
flowers, available in beautiful mix of colors.
Features of Genus:
It is not entirely clear who discovered the Begonias.
What is very clear is that the Begonia has captured
the hearts of people everywhere. Begonias are the most
rewarding house plants. At the beginning of the 19th
century there were 25 species of Begonias recorded,
today there are over 600. The Begonia seems to have
been cultivated in Asia since the early 14th century.
The Chinese see it as a symbol of beauty and purity,
like the rose and the lily are in the western cultures.
How to Plant Begonia Bulbs?
To plant Begonia Bulbs the bulbs should be planted with the nose of the bulb upward (or the roots facing downwards) and the Orange Double Camellia Begonia should be planted roughly 1-2" deep and 6-9" apart from one another.
Note: For some bulbs you may not be able to tell which way is up or down, in these cases just plant them on their side and they will adjust on their own.
When to Plant Orange Double Camellia Begonia?
Begonia Bulbs are normally planted spring, and most Orange Double Camellia Begonia will begin to flower sometime in summer.
Shipping is only $5.95 for any and all orders, including bulk bulbs!
Shipping & Handling
Shipping Schedule: (Fall 2015)
We will begin shipping most fall-planted bulbs beginning in Mid-September, and will ship beginning with the pre-orders which were placed first. The shipping schedule for those orders is listed below. If you need your bulbs shipped earlier or later than the date listed, please contact Customer Service at 1-866-688-9547 at least 5 business days advance of that date.* Packages will ship FedEx Ground or USPS Priority Mail (3-5 business days). If you need 1-day or 2-day air delivery, please contact us for a price quote based on your order and location.
**We cannot guarantee delivery of fall planted bulbs before September 14, 2015, other than Bearded Iris-Only orders which will ship in August.**
Bearded Iris-Only Orders
Shipping Begings in August
Fall Planted Bulbs: Zones 3-5
Shipping Begins Mid-September
Fall Planted Bulbs: Zones 6-7
Shipping Begins Early October*
Fall Planted Bulbs: Zones 8-10
Shipping Begins Mid-October**
Shipping Begins Early November
*Shipping continues to zones 3-5
**Shipping continues to zones 3-7
Shipping Schedule: (Spring 2016)
We will begin shipping most spring-planted bulbs beginning in Mid-March, and will ship based on the best time to plant in your zone. The shipping schedule for those orders is listed below. If you need your bulbs shipped earlier or later than the date listed, please contact Customer Service at 1-866-688-9547 at least 5 business days advance of that date.* Packages will ship FedEx Ground or USPS Priority Mail (3-5 business days). If you need 1-day or 2-day air delivery, please contact us for a price quote based on your order and location.
**We cannot guarantee the shipment of spring bulbs before March 17, 2015, in exception to Begonias and Caladiums.