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Nonstop Mix Begonia Seeds

(P) Pkt of 40 seeds
Item # 02735-PK-P1
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Nonstop Color, Nonstop Vigor--Nonstop Beauty!

One of the easiest and most rewarding tuberous Begonias! Rich colors in many flower forms!
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Non-Stop® Mocca Mix Begonia Seeds
Everyone loves gorgeous, high-performing, colorful NonStops.® They're easy to grow, bursting into bloom just 4 to 5 months from sowing, and containing a large number of double, semi-double, and crested forms for an even greater show!

This mix contains five separate colors, all with large, showy green foliage. The 10-inch plants boast a compact habit and spectacular dark green foliage, but once they begin to bloom in early summer, you won't be able to see beyond the dazzling 2½- to 4-inch flowers! Perfect accents in the shade, they are versatile enough for containers or garden culture.

The Nonstops® are renowned for their great heat tolerance and super-dependable garden performance. They grow quickly and beautifully every time, with a compact, many-layered dense habit topped with beautiful blooms. You must try them to believe them -- and there's no easier nor more economical way than with this delightful mix! Expect the NonStops® to spread 12 to 15 inches wide in the container, filling the available space with beautiful foliage and fresh color over many months. And if you love the NonStops,® be sure to take a look at the trailing variety, lovely Illumination Pink!

Starting begonias from seeds can be challenging, which is why we offer pelleted seeds for easier germination. Begonia seeds need light to germinate, so place one pelleted seed on the top of each bio sponge in your Bio Dome. (Don't worry if one or two fall into the pre-drilled hole. They will probably germinate anyway; placing them on top is just an extra precaution!) Keep the humidity dome on the tray, and place the dome under a strong light. It doesn't have to be a grow light; a good kitchen fluorescent works very well, too. Germination usually takes between a week and 10 days, but don't give up on slow-sprouting seeds; a couple of weeks can elapse before they suddenly "wake up."

After the seeds have sprouted, keep them under lights all day, begin feeding through the bottom tray of the Bio Dome, and keep them well watered. (Keep the reservoir wet!) Do not transplant the seedlings until they have at least 2 sets of true leaves -- the more the merrier -- and outdoor temperatures are warm, with no chance of a freak frost. The NonStops® will bloom just a few months after sowing. Packet is 40 pelleted seeds.

Genus
Begonia
Species
tuberhybrida
Variety
Hybrid Mix
Item Form
(P) Pkt of 40 seeds
Bloom Start To End
Late Spring - Early Fall
Habit
Mound-shaped
Seeds Per Pack
40
Plant Height
10 in
Plant Width
12 in - 15 in
Bloom Size
2.5 in - 4 in
Additional Characteristics
Bloom First Year, Double Blooms, Easy Care Plants, Flower, Indoor Growing, Long Bloomers, Season Extenders
Bloom Color
Mix
Foliage Color
Dark Green
Light Requirements
Part Shade, Shade
Moisture Requirements
Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance
Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance
Normal,  loamy
Uses
Baskets, Beds, Containers, Outdoor
Begonia Germination Information

Begonia Seed Germination How to Sow Begonia:
  • Sow seeds indoors at a temperature of 68°-75°
  • No cover needed as light aids in germination
  • Expect the small, dust-like seeds to germinate in 15-20 days
  • For indoors use, sow the seeds at any time
  • For outdoor use, sow wax begonias 12 weeks before planting out and tuberous begonias 12-16 weeks before planting out.
  • When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed

How to Grow Begonia:
Space:  Space wax begonias 8-10 inches apart in part shade to full sun. Space tuberous begonias 8-10 inches apart in part shade.

Soil: Site in a rich, well-drained soil. Allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Fertilize frequently.

Temperature: They prefer climates with cool summers and high humidity. After the first light frost, lift the tubers, wash them, and store in a cool, dark, dry area until replanting in the spring. For conservatory culture of all begonias: provide 65° nights and 70-80° days

Appearance and Use:

This genus is ubiquitous in bedding plantings, borders, hanging baskets, and as house and conservatory plants. It is divided into three groups: fibrous rooted, rhizomatous rooted, and tuberous rooted. The well-known wax begonias (B. x semperflorens-cultorum) are fibrous rooted. They grow 6-12 inches tall with green, bronze, or mahogany leaves. The flowers are singles or doubles and in shades of pink, red, or white. Rex begonias, with highly ornamental foliage in rich colors and variegated designs, represent the rhizomatous types. The tuberous begonias form 8 inch, hanging clusters of solid or bicolored, white, yellow, orange, red, or pink flowers


About Begonia:
Pronunciation:  be-go’ni-å
Lifecycle:  Annual*
Origination: Begoniaceae, native to the tropics and subtropics
Common Name: Begonia

*Grown as annuals outdoors, but will overwinter in frost-free climates.

Superior Germination Through Superior Science

Park's Superior Seeds Park Seed's humidity- and temperature-controlled seed storage vault Park Seed offers some of the highest-quality vegetable and flower seeds available in the industry, and there are a number of reasons for this.

First of all, we have humidity- and temperature-controlled storage, and we never treat any of our seeds with chemicals or pesticides. Nor do we ever sell GMO's (genetically modified seeds), so you always know the products you're buying from us are natural as well as safe for you and the environment.

Superior Standards - University Inspected

Testing seeds against minimum germination standards To make sure we are providing the best seed product possible and that our customers will get the highest number of seedlings from every packet, we conduct our own germination testing and have quality-control measures in every stage of our seed-handling operation. We hold ourselves to standards that are at or above federal and state standards, including testing specific crops more frequently than recommended by federal guidelines. And in order to maintain our organic certification, we welcome Clemson University to inspect us annually to make sure our organic seeds, which are stored and processed separately, are being handled properly.

Hand Packed By Experienced Technicians

Park Seed has been handling and packing vegetable and flower seeds for 145 years, a history that has given us a great understanding of how each variety should be cared for and maintained throughout every step of theprocess, from collection to shipping.

When packing our seeds, the majority are actually done by hand (with extreme care!), and we often over-pack them, so you're receiving more than the stated quantity.

The Park Seed Gold Standard

Park Seed's exclusive Fresh-Pak gold foil seed packets And many of our seeds are packed in our exclusive Fresh-Pak gold foil packets, which are lined to keep moisture out, so the seeds stay fresher for longer. We carefully pack very tiny or fragile seeds in crush-proof vials to ensure safe delivery to your home. Some of the small seeds are also offered as "pellets" (have a clay coating) to make sowing and growing easier.

When it comes to the kinds of seeds we offer, we are constantly seeking something new and provide many unique and hard-to-find varieties from all around the world. Our on-staff horticulturists are ready and available to share their expertise to help you with the success of these seeds, so you can grow a beautiful and productive garden!

Does Park sell GMO's or treated seeds?

It is important for our customers to know that Park Seed does not sell GMO or treated seed. We do buy a small amount of traditional hybrid seed from Seminis, a division of Monsanto Co., but that is all we purchase from them.

What are the differences between organic, heirloom, and hybrid seed?

Basically, organic seeds are seeds that are produced without the use and exposure to artificial/chemical fertilizers, insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, and other chemicals. They have to be grown, harvested, stored, and handled under very strict organic rules and procedures. All of our organic seeds are USDA 100% certified organic through Clemson University and the certificate has to be renewed yearly.

Heirloom Seeds are open-pollinated -- they are not hybrids. You can gather and save heirloom seed from year to year and they will grow true to type every year, so they can be passed down through generations. To be considered an heirloom, a variety would have to be at least from the 1940's and 3 generations old (many varieties are much older -- some 100 years or more!).

Hybrid seed are the product of cross-pollination between 2 different parent plants, resulting in a new plant/seed that is different from the parents. Unlike Heirloom seed, hybrid seed need to be re-purchased new every year (and not saved). They usually will not grow true to type if you save them, but will revert to one of the parents they were crossed with and most likely look/taste different in some way.

What are pelleted seeds? Why do you use them? How do I handle/sow them?

Extremely small seed such as Petunias and Pentas are shipped as pelleted seed to make them easier to handle and sow. Pelleted seed are coated, usually with clay, to make them larger in size. After sowing, the coating will dissolve when wet and the seed will germinate. Pelleted seeds are shipped in vials placed inside seed packets, which protects them from being crushed. When sowing, be certain to use thoroughly moistened soil, to be sure that the clay coating absorbs enough moisture to dissolve. For sowing pelleted Petunia seeds, place the seeds directly on the soil surface and do not cover with soil, as light aids in the germination.

What is ideal temperature to germinate most seeds?

The ideal temperature to germinate most seeds is approximately 70 degrees F; give or take 1-2 degrees either way. This would be a good germination temperature for most flower and vegetable seeds and would be the most practical and feasible temperatures achieved for gardeners starting seeds in the home. You will notice for some seeds that it is recommended to use alternating day (warmer), night (cooler), temperatures, which is fine if one can provide such conditions. But most people are unable to provide those temperatures in a home setting, so just use the overall 70 degree F recommendation and the seeds should germinate well.

How long should grow lights be kept on per day and how close to the plants should the light be kept?

For germination and seedling/plant growth, you want to simulate the natural day-night cycles, and as a general rule, grow lights should be on 8-12 hours per day and off at night. You can vary this timing, as some seeds such as tomato, pepper, petunia, impatiens, and others, benefit from 14-17 hours of light per day (and the remainder of the 24 hour period in darkness). The most common grow lights used are fluorescent; using cool white, warm white, and wide-spectrum fluorescent tubes. These lights work well for germination and for growing plants up to a transplantable size. Fluorescent lights should be kept close though, 3-6 inches above the soil or the growing plants, adjusting the height as the plants grow.

How long will seeds keep in storage?

Park Seed stores seed in a special temperature- and humidity-controlled storage facility, which keeps seeds in excellent condition. Our seeds should be good for at least 1-2 years on average. Seed viability and storage time will vary depending on the seed item; some will keep a shorter time and some will keep longer. Seeds should be stored in a cool, dark, dry place. A basement will do (if not too humid), or a cool, dark room or closet. We recommend the best way to extend seed storage life is to store them in something air tight, such as a plastic zipper storage bag or canning jar, and place it in the refrigerator. This will extend the life of seeds for many years.

What is the best way to store seeds over a longer time period?

We recommend the best way to extend seed storage life is to store seeds in something air tight, such as a plastic zipper storage bag or canning jar, and place it in the refrigerator. This will extend the life of seeds for many years.

What depth should I sow various seeds?

When sowing seed outdoors, we recommend a maximum planting depth of 4X the width of the seed. When sowing seed indoors, the planting depth can be less, depending on the seed being sown, so it is always best to check specific directions. Here are some general guidelines concerning planting depth in relation to seed size: Tiny, dust-like seeds need to be sown on the surface of the growing medium or soil, uncovered, as they need light to germinate. The planting depth for small seed can be anywhere from barely covering, to 1/8-inch deep, to possibly 1/4-inch deep, depending on the recommendation. Medium seed should be planted at 1/4- to 1/2-inch deep, depending on the recommendation. Larger seeds can be planted 1-inch or deeper, depending on the recommendation.

Things You May Need:
Park's Complete Grow Light and Seed Starter Kit Stainless Steel Transplanting Trowel Dynamite™ All-Purpose Select Plant Food