Tuberous begonia ‘Nonstop Mocca Deep Orange.’


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Photo credit:  Rob Normandeau

Okay, I am officially in love with this begonia.  Who wouldn’t be?  The hot orange blossoms + that delicious rich chocolatey-coffee foliage colour = YUM!   I’ve paired ‘Mocca’ with green-leafed ‘Nonstop Orange’ in a partly-shaded location, and the two are doing fabulously!

Easy-care annuals, tuberous begonias (Begonia x tuberhybrida) really only need watering (from below or with care if from above – try not to get too much water on the leaves) and a little shot of food every couple of weeks during the growing season – and they’ll perform all summer long.  Although they do not like a great deal of direct light, tuberous begonias are surprisingly heat tolerant – and, indeed, get a little cranky under prolonged cool and wet conditions.

Because I’m so enamoured with my new acquisitions, I’m going to try to save the tubers over winter, which I hear…

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