Roberta's 8-piece Jumbo Begonia Collection w/Fertilizer
Really BIG and pretty when they bloomed...
Received my 8 bulbs in proper time for my time Zone of NNY....planted per directions and waited....and waited....and waited....one peeked thru.....week plus went by and another peeked thru....both promptly chewed off by some critter....a week more went by and another one peeked thru and 2 that were chewed off started again....so, I covered them with planter pots with air holes in them at night and uncovered for the morning sun....finally after weeks and weeks and feeding Roberta's liquid food, 6 of 8 actually started getting stronger and stronger (with the help of covering at night) until finally the stalks were quite thick and then I saw yellow....all 6 blossomed yellow....I was sad that they were all yellow...the other colors are much more to my liking...seems like the bulbs could have been mixed upon packing....needless to say we are expecting our first frost tonight....reread the directions for winterizing and will pull out of the ground after the flowers & tops have turned black....putting them in peat moss to winter in a non-freezing spot....and replant next year....might just put the six in a big pot next year...IDK right now....I rated them 4 stars for good....thought they would be better but with one year under my belt, maybe next year will be better. They are beautiful blooms and probably would have been a lot bigger if critters hadn't eaten the first stems thru the ground. I wish I could order a certain color....don't want yellow...want red or orange next time.
Only half the plants grew, but what did grow were lovely.
I was so excited about these and they turned out so beautiful..thank you Roberta's for so much enjoyment!
These begonia are exquisite. They are full of blooms and literally fill a large planter with vibrant colors. Begonias are slow to bloom so I started them in my sunroom as I overwintered the bulbs so I had an early start.
Do NOT waste your money on these!!!
I've grown begonias for years and they were beautiful (purchased from a home improvement store for MUCH less money); however, these are terrible!! Only two of the bulbs even sprouted leaves and then immediately died, even though I purchased even more of the over priced fertilizer as well. I repeat, do not waste your money on these!!!
Still waiting to see a bloom. Poor growth. Only green leaves and all did not bloom.
WOW!! THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IVE BEEN DISAPPOINTED WITH ROBERTAS!! I HAVE BEEN GROWING BEGONIAS FOR MANY YRS, SO I WAS SO EXCITED TO GET THESE INTO MY COLLECTION!!...BUT!! 1, ONLY 1 BULB TOOK OFF!! 7 DID ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!! 2 OF THE BULBS WERE TOTALLY FLAT ON ARRIVAL,BUT I PLANTED THEM ANYWAYS, THEY DID NOTHING AT ALL! AND THEN I DID WHAT THE INSTRUCTION SAID, I WAITED A WEEK OR SO,AND PULLED THEM OUT AND LOOKED FOR ANY SIGNS OF LIFE..NONE! THEY DID NOTHING, ALL 7 DID NOTHING! ONLY ONE THAT WAS IN THE CENTER OF THE PLANTER,DID ANYTHING! BUT ALL IT DID WAS GROW 3 LARGE LEAVES,THATS IT! I IVE GROWN BEGONIAS FOR MANY YRS,AND LOOKING AT THE 1 THAT GREW LEAVES,ITS NOT GOING TO GET ANY FLOWERS,THERE IS NO SIGNS OF IT DOING ANYTHING ELSE, AND ITS ALREADY INTO AUGUST NOW!! WHAT A HUGE LET DOWN FROM ROBERTAS!!
Not so happy
I bought these 2 boxes of 8 in each and only 6 bulbs are growing. so I am paying about $8. a plant. I won't be purchasing these again. Only 1 is flowering so far and it is pretty though. :(
They never bloomed
Maybe it's just me but I have not had any luck with buying plants online. These bulbs never even sprouted for me. I have purchased several other things as well that I had no luck with.
As other customers I am very disappointed. Planted and also used the Fertilizer - only 2 came up and growing very slowly. It's a shame the amount of money collected for all the purchases and so many disappointed customers. Roberts's should offer some type of rebate!
Didn't come up
I only had about 4 of these that came up; the others seemed to have rot in the pot; would not order these again
I purchased these begonia. I planted them and nothing every grew from them. Very Highly dissappointed