What's in Bloom: Begonias

Tuberous begonias are one of Juneau's best choices for an attractive container plant that provides non-stop bloom from late spring until frost. Colors available include shades of pink, red, yellow, orange, white and salmon.

Tuberous begonias are one of Juneau’s best choices for an attractive container plant that provides non-stop bloom from late spring until frost. Colors available include shades of pink, red, yellow, orange, white and salmon. They grow best in a pot or hanging basket kept in partial shade with a well-drained potting mix that stays moist. The tuberous roots can, with a little care, be kept for years to enjoy again and again; they must be brought inside for the winter. Storage tips can easily be found on the internet. Despite their tropical origins, they bring a seasonal bright spot to our rainforest gardens.

• “What’s in Bloom” is a regular feature that runs during the year’s warmer months and features blooming plants at the city-owned Jensen-Olson Arboretum.

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