All cane Begonias grow well outdoors during the summer and make excellent border or patio plants. Varieties like Little Brother Montgomery, La Paloma and Metallica are ideal to give an exotic and subtropical effect in your garden. Grow in a bright spot, but sheltered from the midday sun. Feed with good slow release feed all summer. Group several plants of the same variety together to make a strong impact.
At the end of the growing season, as the plants die down, leave the corms to dry. In the spring plant the corm into fresh compost, water and move to a light warm situation.
These types of Begonias are grown for their decorative multi-coloured leaves.
These have the vibrant leaf colour of a typical Begonia rex but with the height of a cane begonia, growing to about 60cm in a season. Large leaved and quite outstanding, these varieties
are produced from a new breeding line at Dibleys.
Rhizomatous plants forming a dome shaped head of attractively coloured leaves.