Prima Donna™ Begonia Collection
Availability: In Stock
Height6-8" blooms on 16-20" stems
Soil RequirementWell drained
Big flowers for a big show
Not long ago, our team of buyers
Took our annual tour of test gardens
Around Noordwijkerhout, our home
Base here in Holland. About a two hour
Drive away in neighbouring Belgium, we discovered something
That really took our breath away!
Prima donna™ begonias are some
Of the most prolific and largest begonia
Flowers we have ever seen, even
After so many years in the business.
Of course, when we saw them, we
Instantly realized how popular they
Could become in the united states.
We couldn't wait to make them available
To our customers who appreciate
Something a little more dramatic.
Give these lovely giants centre stage
In your garden, and you'll soon see
Why we call them 'prima donna' as
They steal the limelight from all other shade-growing perennials!
Deserve Centre Stage in Your Garden
The eye-catching hues of our Prima
Donna Begonias are unlike anything
you have ever seen. An incredible mix
of soft solid colours and luscious two toned
combinations will add a
European flavour to your garden scene.
Breck's™ is the leading exporter of Holland's
finest bulbs and plants for American
gardens. Because we export in such large
quantities, we can afford to offer you a
very competitive price for these
Easy to Grow!
Begonias bloom all summer and fall until
the first frost, and thrive without being
pampered. They are ideal for partial or full
shade, but may even be grown in sun. Plant
1" deep (just below the surface) in moist soil
with the hollow side up. In beds and borders,
plant tubers about 10" apart. For early
blooming, start your begonias indoors and
transplant when the plants are 2-3" high
and danger of frost has passed. Pinch off
side buds to produce larger blooms. During
the summer, don't worry about pruning the
many blossoms because when new blooms
appear, old ones simply drop off! If you live
in a cold climate, lift and store the tubers in
a dry, dark and frost-free location for winter.
Replant in the spring for an all-new
explosion of colour.
Giant 6-8" ruffled double blooms stand out atop strong 16-20" stems. In fact,
these are the very largest of all upright begonias. Each bloom offers double the
usual number of flower petals, all elegantly ruffled, spiraling toward a tight whirl
of intense colour at the centre. These flowers are utterly charming in containers
of all types — pots, pedestal planters, window boxes, whiskey barrels—and add
extra flair around the patio, walkways or under shady trees.
The collection includes 2 each of the following :
• Picotee Yellow with Red