The perfect partner for Begonia Illumination, Begonia Non-Stop is so named because of its prolific flowering characteristics it literally smothers itself in vibrant, brightly coloured double flowers permanently from late April until the first frosts in the autumn. It is really easy to grow in beds and borders as well as patio containers and has such a good reputation with professional growers it is an almost permanent feature in park displays. This is especially so because the faded flowers drop off without the need for dead-heading making way for fresh flowers without any work required. In your garden, the large, slightly upward-facing flowers which reach 10-15cm across, will be held on strong stems. They are really weather resistant and will thrive in any conditions from the hottest summer days to typically showery summer weather. The colour range is stunning with all shades of red, orange, pink, yellow and white included. Perfect for hanging baskets and tubs where the plants can trail. Features and Benefits Begonia Non-Stop lives up to its name providing a non-stop parade of colour all summer long Bred to produce large upright flowers with strong stems in beautiful bold colours Ideal for filling up beds and borders, or for creating stunning displays in patio pots & containers Tolerant of all summer weather and flowering right until the first frosts of Autumn Supplied as 18 plug plants, ready to grow on before planting out Specifications Supplied as 18 plug plants, ready to grow on before planting out. Availability: March to June Planting time: March to June Flowering time: June to October Flowers from late May until first frosts in the autumn. Upright growing to 25-30cm tall. Not frost hardy so keep protected until the last frost. Model Number: 400085 Top Tips Grow on in the full sun or partially shaded areas. The sunnier the site, the more vibrant the colours will be. Care Information Unpack plugs immediately, and stand them in water for an hour. If you can’t do this, they can sit in Mini Greenhouses for a week if upright and not too wet. Plugs may be slightly dry or yellow after being in a dark box in the post but they’ll quickly recover. Put them somewhere warm, light and airy such as a windowsill or greenhouse. When potting on, handle plugs carefully. Pot on using our 9cm pots in Shuttle Trays, using good multi-purpose compost. Give your plants good water initially, then only when the top compost starts to dry. They don’t like to be left in standing water. Plant approx. 20cm (8in) apart to allow them room to grow. Feed using a high potash feed such as Blooming Fast Superior Soluble Fertiliser for Flowers & Fruits, to encourage flowering. Dead-head when flowers fade to encourage more flowers. Water regularly during the summer - begonias thrive in moist soil.