Roberta's 8-piece Jumbo Begonia Collection w/Fertilizer
7 out of 8 bulbs were beautiful and big! I live in Maryland so I brought them inside during the winter. I hope they bloom this year. I will let you know. I will be putting in bigger pots this year. Last year I had one in a 6-8 inch pot. They were overflowing. I had them on my deck on the southern side. But I have big trees so they don't get much sun Maybe 2 hours around 11-1:00. Maybe the others that had problems planted them upside down. These are beautiful plant especially if your yard is shady
DID NOT BLOOM
I purchased these last spring with high hopes. 5 of the 8 plants sprouted. Roberta's was very good about replacing the bad bulbs. I had foliage but only 2 of the bulbs actually had blooms.....and only 3-4 flowers total. They finally bloomed toward the end of the summer. The few blooms were only between the size of a quarter and half dollar. Definitely not what I expected based on the presentation. As a result, I had no flowers only foliage all summer long.
I will continue to purchase from my local nurseries. I wasn't pleased at all. I followed planting instructions and they all died.
Waste of Time and Money
Last spring, I had such high expectations of these plants. I prepared a garden space, soaked the bulbs overnight in the 'Magic' solution as suggested, and planted the bulbs as directed. Then I waited, ..and waited, ...and waited. Nothing!! After 8 weeks I called customer service and got a full refund, but nothing made amends for the disappointment and effort I put into these bulbs. Never again!
I purchased these last spring and planted them in my side garden. It took awhile for them to grow and bloom, but then what a surprise. They were huge and bloomed for the whole summer. The garden gets morning sun and afternoon shade. LOVE THEM.
Best flower purchase
I bought these last year and once they bloomed they were the most beautiful patio pots I've ever had. Gorgeous large flowers. I left my pots initially on shady side of house until they grew to the point where they started to bloom. Maybe that's why mine turned out so great.
BAD BULBS DIDN'T GROW
I have grown Begonia plants in my hanging baskets & porch rail planters for 20 years. I buy some new ones from the local stores every year that are already in pots & blooming, & I grow my own year after year after they've been wintered over in my garage. I think I have some experience in this department. I ordered this set of bulbs a year ago & received them in May, which is very late for getting them started in pots inside. I am in zone 5 in southwestern PA so they can't go outside until the end of May. They should be started in their pots in March & be very well established by the end of May & getting ready to bloom in June. These bulbs were so tiny, not like the ones in the video. A couple were actually rotten, & a couple were flat with no body to them to grow. Only one grew. I called QVC & received a refund for the whole order. I was so disappointed because I really wanted those beautiful flowers that are shown in the video.
I purchased these last spring and followed all of the directions for planting. Only one of the bulbs bloomed. I will not purchase them again and do not recommend them to others. Save your money.
Great Plants Love Them
I bought my first set several years ago.Planted them in pots and got a few flowers the first year.They died back after the first frost.I left them outside in same place all winter,spring came and they started sprouting.By late June they started flowering large beautiful flowers growing and blooming till frost.Ive bought two more sets since then-they are doing the same.I set the bulbs on the surface without burying them.I had partially buried a couple of them and those rotted over the winter.The rest come back each year and are huge now and very colorful.They are all across the front porch.People come by all summer to see them and comment on there beauty.Will be getting another set this year.
I love these. I can't wait to get more and also see the ones I have bloom again. All of my neighbors are jealous. I have only partial to no sun and these are great.
i ordered this product after watching a presentation last winter. the plants looked gorgeous and i could not wait to get them. i live in miami and the chart indicated they would do fine in my "zone". i am an experienced gardener. had to wait several minths for bulbs to be mailed out. they arrived at tail end of optimal growing season in south florida ( may ). all took well and sprouted rapidly. but as soon as the weather got very hot and humid, they began to fail,one after another. supplier sent replacements but they had no chance arriving in august.
i would NOT recommend these to anyone living in south florida, regardless of what seller's zone map says.