The ruffled, highly doubled petals of Splendid Ballerina qualify it in the class of Super Novelty Belgian Begonias. These ones thrive in partial shade and work very well in containers. Remove spent flowers and the plants will bloom from July to frost. This variety is not winter hardy, so lift the bulb in the fall and store in a frost-free spot. Height to 30cm (12").
One bulb per package.
Bulbs are easy to plant and easy to grow. Flower Bulbs are broken down into two very general groups – Fall planting bulbs benefit from sitting in cold soil. Spring planting bulbs do not require cold soil to trigger flowering. Fall planting bulbs can be planted any time between late September and January, but most gardeners plant fall bulbs in October and November, about the same time you would plant garlic. Fall planting bulbs will bloom the following spring and early summer. Spring planting bulbs should be sunk into the ground in March and April. They tend to bloom later in the spring, into mid-summer. Follow along with this handy How to Grow Bulbs Guide and grow some colour.