The Hanging Basket Begonias form smaller flowers than the upright type, but many more of them. The soil should not be soggy wet or very dry. A very versatile and colorful species, Begonias can be planted in pots, window boxes, the ground, or just about anywhere in either sun or shade. Growing Hanging Basket Begonias. Use Tuberous begonias for planters or hanging baskets. But in the Northeast, they will not grow or bloom properly in shade. Create a membership account to save your garden designs and to view them on any device. Different varieties of trailing tuberous begonias are popular for use in hanging baskets. There is a large and varied group with long, lax stems, and another type with a creeping rhizome that is picturesque either in baskets or climbing a totem pole. The tubers may be listed or sold as Begonia pendula, or simply as “hanging-basket begonias.”. A. Accept Display them in window flower baskets or wall brackets. Try them as specimens or blenders in container gardens or planters. Blooming profusely from late spring to frost, they dangle with elegance from arching stems bearing green fleshy leaves adorned with serrated edges. Innumerable others can be induced to droop attractively by allowing the plant to dry out to the point of wilting; then attach clothespins or some other weights to the stem tips, to hold them down for a day or two after the plant is watered. We'll respect your privacy and unsubscribe at any time. Indoors, most basket begonias will accept average temperatures with average humidity, although some will have livelier leaf texture if the humidity remains above 50%. These summer season flowering tuberous begonia types need good air circulation, but protection against strong wind. While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. When the weather is consistently warm, put the plants outdoors in semi-sun or lath house to bloom their heads off until fall. And they do well in shade! Begonias that grow from rhizomes tend to be rather bushy and spreading, and they are often used in shady beds and borders. A well-fertilized basket with several bulbs will be a true spectacle by mid-summer on your shady front porch.