Roberta's 8-piece Jumbo Begonia Collection w/Fertilizer
I bought these 3 years ago, and they are spectacular! Have never had much luck with Begonias coming back, but just pulled my pots out of the basement and with a little water they are already starting to sprout. Looking forward to another season of gorgeous flowers!
Roberta,s need to double check bulbs being sent
This is the third year I have ordered this collection, the bulbs are so small and have no eyes at all. I hoped this year they would have been like what they showed on QVC. I am returning them.
I was so excited to get these bulbs. They are not what was presented on TV. They are the size of a quarter at best, one or 2 are the size of a nickel. I am so very disappointed. I told myself after last year's disappointments I wouldn't order flowers again but I fell for the wonderful presentation.
Received these yesterday and can 't believe I paid $34.50 for these bulbs. I have only one that's any bigger than a quarter. I went back to look at the video to see the size of the bulbs in the presentation and mine don't look like those in any way. Those are big plump solid looking bulbs. The ones I received are tiny, shriveled and feel hollow. I'm usually pretty pleased with products from Roberta' s, but these are just sad. I noticed the price had dropped too, but mine were shipped at the higher price. Seeing that other reviewers have had poor success with these I won't go through the trouble of getting replacements. I'm done.
I was so excited to see these come back. I bought these 5-6 years ago & they were amazing in color and size. I dug them up in winter & stored them properly, but selling our home & packing they were forgotten. I just planted these & can't wait to see them grow.
I would highly recommend them.
Cyndy in The Evergreen State, Washington
bulbs are very small about the size of a quarter. nothing like they showed on tv
These flowers grew right away. At first they flowered (in the shade), and we thought, well, they are nice, but hardly what I would say is a jumbo begonia....WOW! were we wrong, they grew enormous, and such vibrant colors! They were a joy to look at--they also kept blooming right into the Fall. These grew where NOTHING else would! Would highly recommend.
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!