Where are the seeds on a begonia plant?
The seedpods are located behind the female flower; female flowers have a swollen ovary at the base of the flower and do not contain yellow stamens.
Can you start begonias from seed?
Often you have no choice, though, as many begonias are only available as pelleted seed. To sow begonia seeds, fill a pot or tray of fine potting mix (a seed blend would be perfect) and moisten it well, allowing any surplus water to drain away. The soil should be evenly moist, but not soggy.
Do begonias reseed themselves?
Begonias (Begonia spp.) are difficult to grow from seed, but the seeds themselves are quite easy to retrieve from plants at the end of the flowering period. These annual plants can flower throughout summer, but produce seeds in small seed pods toward the end of the growing season.
Are begonias bulbs or seeds?
Begonia may be grown from seed sown early indoors and transplanted outside after frost, started from potted plants in the garden, or started from tubers inside early or outside after frost.
Are begonias hard to grow from seed?
Get some soil, find some light and plant some flowers. You’ll thank me for it in the summer. Most begonias are easy to raise from seed, easy to care for, and easy to love. They fill baskets, window boxes, and flower beds with non-fussy blooms all summer long.
Are begonia flowers seeds?
Begonia seeds are extremely tiny. In fact, each seed isn’t much bigger than a speck of dust. Begonias need light to germinate, so simply broadcast the seeds across the surface of the potting mix and press them against the surface of the soil with your fingertips or a flat piece of cardboard. Do not cover the seeds.
Should I deadhead begonias?
Hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture zones 6 through 11, depending on the cultivar, begonias (Begonia spp.) do not require deadheading to thrive. Rather they self-clean by dropping spent flowers on their own, says the University of Illinois Extension.