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Tropicals & Tender Perennials: Over Wintering a Begonia

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dlefferts
Agawam, MA
(Zone 6a)

September 13, 2011
1:24 PM

Post #8806972

I have a begonia that I've had for serval years. I live in zone 6 and have always brought it in for the winter months. Is there any way I can store it for the winter months, as I do my elephant ears. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me.
Debbie
hcmcdole
Powder Springs, GA
(Zone 7b)

September 13, 2011
1:56 PM

Post #8807008

If it is tuberous you can but otherwise you can't.
Oberon46
(Mary) Anchorage, AK
(Zone 4b)

October 11, 2011
10:15 AM

Post #8845027

I overwinter my begonia tubers all the time. I just dig them up, kind of clean the dirt off manually, then put them in a paper bag and into the garage on a low shelf where it will stay cool. Well, as cool as a heated garage can get. Sometimes the floor gets to 50F in the far back. I take them out the first of March or late February and plant them in pots. They are really slow to start so if I want something to put out side by June 1 (our first no frost day), they have to start really early.

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