Hybrid Tuberous Begonia (Begonia x tuberhybrida)
bah-GO-nyah ex tuberhybrida

Annual (usually grown as an annual near you) in the Begoniaceae Family

About Tuberous Begonias

Need a pop of color for that shady corner of your garden? Look no further than Begonia x tuberhybrida! Commonly known as “tuberous begonias,” these little lovelies pack a powerful punch and are pretty unfussy, as a general rule. Their Achilles Heel is powdery mildew, so don’t plant too densely to allow for air circulation between each plant, which will help fight off this unsightly affliction.


  • Thrives in shade
  • Tubers can be dug up in the fall, overwintered in a cool dry place, and replanted in the spring
  • Doesn’t require deadheading for continuous blooms 


  • Doesn’t do well in full sun
  • Susceptible to powdery mildew and botrytis blight, fungal leaf diseases / solution: give them space and water the soil, not the foliage
This plant is probably not winter-hardy outdoors where you live.

Plant Data

Mature Size 12 - 18 inches tall. 12 - 18 inches wide.
Sun Exposure Partial Shade - Partial Shade
Moisture Tolerance Dry - Medium: Let dry out a bit between waterings.
Zones 9a - 11b (Usually hardy to 20° F)
Tags Annual, Annual in Chicago, Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Pollinators, Deciduous, Dry, Filler, Grown For Attractive Foliage, Medium, Partial Shade, Partial Shade, Shade Tolerant, Showy Flowers, Tender Perennial
Bloom Period June to First Frost
Flower Color White, Yellow, Orange, Pink, Red



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