Before speaking specifically about Begonia hanging baskets, let’s talk about the environment Begonias prefer. Begonias – like Nonstop, Illumination, and Bossa Nova – like to grow in sheltered shady areas; so a full north, northwest and a north northwest location is best. Begonias need a sheltered area because are a bit fragile and will get damaged or break in a windy area.

We will do a quick review of general hanging basket care using the acronym C-A-R-E and then we’ll take a detailed look at Begonia hanging baskets specifically.

Check daily

  • This is about keeping a watchful eye on your hanging basket.
  • Each day, do a general top to bottom overall check of your hanging basket – inspect leaf & flower health: any curling, wilting, spotted or yellowing leaves, and old or deformed flowers. Turn the leaves over to look underneath for bugs, they love hiding there.


  • Begonias are quite hardy plants when they are in the proper location. You see problems arise when they are growing in areas that stress them (like in the sun).
  • One thing to be very diligent about is to check for stem rot. If Begonias are kept too wet, their stems will rot at the soil level. You can tell this by a yellowish-brown color where the soil and stem touch. It will also be slimy at this area. Yuck!

Adequate Hydration

  • This is all about watering.
  • A good way to check hanging baskets for adequate hydration is to feel how heavy they are, lift them by pushing up on the bottom of the pot as they are hanging and check the weight. As you get more familiar with how heavy a fully watered hanging basket is, you will be able to tell when it’s time to water. If you happened to put your begonia basket in an upright container, you can dip your index finger deeply into the soil. If the soil is dry at about 1.5 inches, it’s time for a drink of water. Water thoroughly so that water runs out of the bottom of the pot – that’s how you know you have watered effectively and that all the roots are bathed in a fresh drink of water. If you don’t let water flow out, salts from the fertilizer will accumulate causing the leaves and flowers to burn.
  • Begonias die most often from overwatering. Because Begonias grow in the shade, their need for water is significantly lower than hanging baskets growing in the sun. Classically a Begonia doesn’t need to be watered any more often than once every 5 to 10 days – it sounds kind of crazy, but they easily last that long. Be very sure to check the soil moisture or basket weight before you water.
  • Water gently and thoroughly so the water drains out the bottom as described above.

Replenish Nutrients

  • This step is about fertilizing.
  • Replenishing nutrients is important for containers and hanging baskets because there is a finite amount of nutrients held within the container soil and when water drips out of the pots, some of those nutrients are lost. We recommend fertilizing weekly. Pick a regular day of the week, and make that your fertilizing day – make it an alarm on your phone. Our favorite fertilizer is called ‘Nature’s Best’. It is a natural fertilizer and we have found it to be easy to use, gentle on plants with no burning and we think it makes flowers brighter. ‘Miracle Grow’ is another good choice and other balanced fertilizers like 20-20-20 work well.

  • As a general guideline, fertilize Begonia hanging baskets weekly. If you are watering weekly or every 10 days, fertilize at that time. There is no need to fertilize more often.

Encourage Growth

  • This is a maintenance step.
  • Plant growth is encouraged by taking off old flowers, known as deadheading, removing dead leaves, and pinching straggly, leggy plants back. Taking off old flowers is important because the ultimate purpose of flowers to produce seeds for reproduction. By taking off those dead flowers, the plant continues to flower. Old wilted and curled leaves actually take energy from the plant in an attempt to repair itself but if they are removed, the plant can continue to focus its efforts on flowering. Plants can also get long and straggly looking – it’s ok to literally give them a haircut with scissors – it will make them branch, become bushy and thrive.
  • Deadheaded Begonias as flowers begin to dry. Pinch out old flowers and seed pods by following the flower stem back to where it intersects with the larger stem and pinch it back at that point.
  • If the Begonias are getting long and gangly, pinch them back to keep them compact and to stimulate fresh growth.
  • If the Begonia basket is mixed with other stuffers and vines, some of the trailing flowers may need to be deadheaded as well. If they get long, you can always cut them back with scissors to keep them stocky and strong, and to stimulate fresh growth.

Enjoy these baskets, they have tremendous color power and perform wonderfully with a little routine care.

Begonia Multiflora

The versatility of Begonias makes them great for the patio as well as in flower beds. By growing in pots and containers around the garden you can easily add a dash of colour, while having the added benefit of being able to move them around if the need arises. You can choose more compact and upright varieties which can be grown in pots, such as Double Flowering Begonias or for larger blooms with serrated edges why not opt for Fimbriata Begonias, a perfect choice for troughs on a windowsill.Non stop Begonias are compact enough for this but also are quite vigorous growers, so can virtually flower constantly through the entire summer, non-stop as the name suggests. Reaching heights of only 20cm they are great for the front of a border, with some Dahlias or Gladioli towering over them.One of our favourite varieties to grow in pots are the often ignored, but impossible to forget once you grow them yourself, ‘Maxima Switzerland’. The truly sensational dark leaves contrast effectively with the scarlet red flowers. A real treat for the container! ‘Bertinii Skaugman’ will offer your some of the most surprisingly large sized plants possible from a single tuber. ‘Flamboyant’ produces small flowers, but more than makes up for that by the abundance in which they appear.

Begonia fimbriata mixed

Some top tips for success with Begonias 1. Begonia tubers may be started into growth from February onwards. The easiest way is to put them into shallow boxes containing a mixture of loam, leaf mould and sand. Meanwhile, prepare the potting soil.
Good top soil mixed with one-sixth part of manure should form the basis. To this prepared soil add leaf mould in a proportion of 1 part leaf mould to 3 of loam and enough sand to make a fairly porous compost. Soot and bonemeal added to the compost will be appreciated. As soon as the shoots of the tubers are about 2cm long pot them up in 15cm pots and place them into larger pots as the roots reach the sides of the pot.

2. Plant in full sun or partial shaded areas. The more access to sun, the more vibrant the colours will be.

3. You can feed once every two weeks with a high potassium up until the blooms begin to fade.

4. Make sure they are watered regularly during the summer and that the soil is not allowed to dry out. Begonias love moisture and will use up quite a lot during the hotter spells in the summer.

5. Lift tubers after flowering has finished and the leaves have begun to turn yellow. Store in a dry, cool (but frost-free) location over the winter. Store in soil that is only a little moist and keep this a little moist over the winter (with irregular watering) to keep the tubers from drying out.

Starting with CA
  1. cabbage
  2. cabbage bark
  3. cabbage palm
  4. cabbage palmetto
  5. cabbage tree
  6. cabomba
  7. cabomba caroliniana
  8. cabombaceae
  9. cacalia
  10. cacalia javanica
  11. cacalia lutea
  12. cacao
  13. cacao tree
  14. cactaceae
  15. cactus
  16. cactus euphorbia
  17. cactus family
  18. caesalpinia
  19. caesalpinia bonduc
  20. caesalpinia bonducella
  21. caesalpinia coriaria
  22. caesalpinia decapetala
  23. caesalpinia echinata
  24. caesalpinia ferrea
  25. caesalpinia gilliesii
  26. caesalpinia pulcherrima
  27. caesalpinia sepiaria
  28. caesalpiniaceae
  29. caesalpinioideae
  30. caimitillo
  31. caimito
  32. cajan pea
  33. cajanus
  34. cajanus cajan
  35. cakile
  36. cakile maritima
  37. calaba
  38. calabar bean
  39. calabash
  40. calabash tree
  41. calabazilla
  42. calabur tree
  43. calabura
  44. caladenia
  45. caladenia cairnsiana
  46. caladium
  47. caladium bicolor
  48. calamagrostis
  49. calamint
  50. calamintha
  51. calamintha grandiflora
  52. calamintha nepeta
  53. calamintha sylvatica
  54. calamus
  55. calamus australis
  56. calamus oil
  57. calamus rotang
  58. calandrinia
  59. calandrinia ciliata
  60. calanthe
  61. calathian violet
  62. calceolaria
  63. calendula
  64. calendula officinalis
  65. caley pea
  66. calico aster
  67. calico bush
  68. california allspice
  69. california bay tree
  70. california beauty
  71. california black oak
  72. california black walnut
  73. california bluebell
  74. california box elder
  75. california buckthorn
  76. california buckwheat
  77. california coffee
  78. california dandelion
  79. california false morel
  80. california fern
  81. california fuchsia
  82. california laurel
  83. california live oak
  84. california nutmeg
  85. california olive
  86. california poppy
  87. california privet
  88. california redbud
  89. california redwood
  90. california romero
  91. california sage
  92. california sagebrush
  93. california sycamore
  94. california tree poppy
  95. california white fir
  96. california white oak
  97. california yellow bells
  98. california yew
  99. calisaya
  100. calla
  101. calla lily
  102. calla palustris
  103. calliandra
  104. calliopsis
  105. callirhoe
  106. callirhoe digitata
  107. callirhoe involucrata
  108. callirhoe triangulata
  109. callistephus
  110. callistephus chinensis
  111. callitrichaceae
  112. callitriche
  113. callitris
  114. callitris calcarata
  115. callitris endlicheri
  116. callitris glauca
  117. callitris glaucophylla
  118. callitris parlatorei
  119. callitris quadrivalvis
  120. calluna
  121. calluna vulgaris
  122. callus
  123. calnada pea
  124. calocarpum
  125. calocarpum zapota
  126. calocedrus
  127. calocedrus decurrens
  128. calochortus
  129. calochortus albus
  130. calochortus amabilis
  131. calochortus amoenus
  132. calochortus elegans
  133. calochortus kennedyi
  134. calochortus luteus
  135. calochortus macrocarpus
  136. calochortus nuttallii
  137. calophyllum
  138. calophyllum calaba
  139. calophyllum inophyllum
  140. calophyllum longifolium
  141. calopogon
  142. calopogon pulchellum
  143. calopogon tuberosum
  144. caloscypha fulgens
  145. calostoma cinnabarina
  146. calostoma lutescens
  147. calostoma ravenelii
  148. calostomataceae
  149. caltha
  150. caltha palustris
  151. caltrop
  152. calvary clover
  153. calvatia
  154. calvatia gigantea
  155. calycanthaceae
  156. calycanthus
  157. calycanthus family
  158. calycanthus floridus
  159. calycle
  160. calycophyllum
  161. calyculus
  162. calypso
  163. calypso bulbosa
  164. calyptra
  165. calyptridium umbellatum
  166. calystegia
  167. calystegia sepium
  168. calyx
  169. calyx tube
  170. camachile
  171. camas
  172. camash
  173. camass
  174. camassia
  175. camassia leichtlinii
  176. camassia quamash
  177. camassia scilloides
  178. cambium
  179. camelina
  180. camellia
  181. camellia japonica
  182. camellia sinensis
  183. camomile
  184. camosh
  185. campanula
  186. campanula americana
  187. campanula aparinoides
  188. campanula carpatica
  189. campanula divaricata
  190. campanula glomerata
  191. campanula medium
  192. campanula persicifolia
  193. campanula pyramidalis
  194. campanula rapunculoides
  195. campanula rapunculus
  196. campanula rotundifolia
  197. campanula trachelium
  198. campanulaceae
  199. campanulales
  200. campeachy
  201. camphor daisy
  202. camphor dune tansy
  203. camphor tree
  204. camphorweed
  205. campion
  206. campsis radicans
  207. camptosorus
  208. campyloneurum
  209. campylotropous ovule
  210. camwood
  211. canada anemone
  212. canada balsam
  213. canada garlic
  214. canada ginger
  215. canada lily
  216. canada moonseed
  217. canada plum
  218. canada thistle
  219. canada violet
  220. canada wild rye
  221. canadian aspen
  222. canadian fleabane
  223. canadian goldenrod
  224. canadian hemlock
  225. canadian pondweed
  226. canadian red pine
  227. canafistola
  228. canafistula
  229. cananga
  230. cananga odorata
  231. canangium
  232. canary creeper
  233. canary grass
  234. canary whitewood
  235. canarybird flower
  236. canarybird vine
  237. canavalia
  238. canavalia ensiformis
  239. canavalia gladiata
  240. cancer weed
  241. cancerweed
  242. candelilla
  243. candida
  244. candida albicans
  245. candleberry
  246. candlenut
  247. candlestick tulip
  248. candlewood
  249. candytuft
  250. candyweed
  251. cane
  252. cane reed
  253. canella
  254. canella bark
  255. canella family
  256. canella winterana
  257. canellaceae
  258. canistel
  259. canistel tree
  260. canker brake
  261. cankerweed
  262. canna
  263. canna edulis
  264. canna generalis
  265. canna indica
  266. canna lily
  267. cannabidaceae
  268. cannabis indica
  269. cannaceae
  270. canoe birch
  271. canoe cedar
  272. cantala
  273. cantaloup
  274. cantaloup vine
  275. cantaloupe
  276. cantaloupe vine
  277. canterbury bell
  278. cantharellus
  279. cantharellus cibarius
  280. cantharellus clavatus
  281. cantharellus floccosus
  282. canton ginger
  283. canyon live oak
  284. canyon oak
  285. caoutchouc tree
  286. cap
  287. cape aloe
  288. cape dagga
  289. cape gooseberry
  290. cape hyacinth
  291. cape jasmine
  292. cape jessamine
  293. cape kafferboom
  294. cape marigold
  295. cape periwinkle
  296. cape primrose
  297. cape tulip
  298. cape yellowwood
  299. caper
  300. caper family
  301. caper spurge
  302. caper tree
  303. capeweed
  304. capitulum
  305. capparidaceae
  306. capparis
  307. capparis arborea
  308. capparis flexuosa
  309. capparis mitchellii
  310. capparis spinosa
  311. caprifig
  312. caprifoliaceae
  313. capsella
  314. capsicum
  315. capsicum annuum grossum
  316. capsicum annuum longum
  317. capsicum baccatum
  318. capsicum frutescens
  319. capsicum pepper plant
  320. capsule
  321. capulin
  322. capulin tree
  323. caracolito
  324. caragana
  325. caragana arborescens
  326. caragana sinica
  327. carambola
  328. carambola tree
  329. caranda
  330. caranda palm
  331. caranday
  332. caraway
  333. cardamine
  334. cardamine bulbifera
  335. cardamine bulbosa
  336. cardamine diphylla
  337. cardamine douglasii
  338. cardamine pratensis
  339. cardamine rotundifolia
  340. cardamom
  341. cardamon
  342. cardinal flower
  343. cardiospermum
  344. cardoon
  345. carduus
  346. carduus crispus
  347. carduus nutans
  348. carex
  349. carex arenaria
  350. carex pseudocyperus
  351. carib wood
  352. carica
  353. carica papaya
  354. caricaceae
  355. caricature plant
  356. carissa
  357. carissa bispinosa
  358. carissa grandiflora
  359. carissa macrocarpa
  360. carlina
  361. carlina acaulis
  362. carlina vulgaris
  363. carline thistle
  364. carnation
  365. carnation family
  366. carnauba
  367. carnauba palm
  368. carnauba wax
  369. carnegiea
  370. carnegiea gigantea
  371. carnivorous plant
  372. carob
  373. carob bean
  374. carob bean tree
  375. carob tree
  376. carolina allspice
  377. carolina buckthorn
  378. carolina hemlock
  379. carolina jasmine
  380. carolina lupine
  381. carolina moonseed
  382. carolina pond fern
  383. carolina spring beauty
  384. carpel
  385. carpenteria
  386. carpenteria californica
  387. carpet grass
  388. carpetweed
  389. carpetweed family
  390. carpinaceae
  391. carpinus
  392. carpinus betulus
  393. carpinus caroliniana
  394. carpobrotus
  395. carpobrotus edulis
  396. carpophore
  397. carpospore
  398. carrion flower
  399. carrion fungus
  400. carrizo
  401. carrot
  402. carrot family
  403. cartagena bark
  404. carthamus
  405. carthamus tinctorius
  406. carum
  407. carum carvi
  408. carya
  409. carya aquatica
  410. carya cordiformis
  411. carya glabra
  412. carya illinoensis
  413. carya illinoinsis
  414. carya laciniosa
  415. carya myristicaeformis
  416. carya myristiciformis
  417. carya ovata
  418. carya tomentosa
  419. caryocar
  420. caryocar nuciferum
  421. caryocaraceae
  422. caryophyllaceae
  423. caryophyllaceous plant
  424. caryophyllales
  425. caryophyllidae
  426. caryopsis
  427. caryota
  428. caryota urens
  429. casava
  430. cascade everlasting
  431. cascade penstemon
  432. cascara
  433. cascara buckthorn
  434. cascara sagrada
  435. cascarilla
  436. cascarilla bark
  437. cash crop
  438. cashew
  439. cashew tree
  440. cassava
  441. cassia
  442. cassia acutifolia
  443. cassia alata
  444. cassia augustifolia
  445. cassia auriculata
  446. cassia bark
  447. cassia fasciculata
  448. cassia fistula
  449. cassia grandis
  450. cassia javonica
  451. cassia marginata
  452. cassia marilandica
  453. cassia occidentalis
  454. cassia roxburghii
  455. cassia tora
  456. cassie
  457. cassiope
  458. cassiope mertensiana
  459. castanea
  460. castanea chrysophylla
  461. castanea crenata
  462. castanea dentata
  463. castanea mollissima
  464. castanea ozarkensis
  465. castanea pumila
  466. castanea sativa
  467. castanopsis
  468. castanospermum
  469. castilleia
  470. castilleja
  471. castilleja chromosa
  472. castilleja miniata
  473. castilleja sessiliflora
  474. castilleja sulphurea
  475. castor bean
  476. castor bean plant
  477. casuarina
  478. casuarina equisetfolia
  479. casuarinaceae
  480. casuarinales
  481. cat thyme
  482. catalina cherry
  483. catalpa
  484. catalpa bignioides
  485. catalpa speciosa
  486. catananche
  487. catananche caerulea
  488. cataphyll
  489. catasetum
  490. catasetum macrocarpum
  491. catbrier
  492. catch crop
  493. catchfly
  494. catchweed
  495. catclaw
  496. catechu
  497. catgut
  498. catha
  499. catharanthus
  500. catharanthus roseus
  501. cathaya
  502. catjang pea
  503. catkin
  504. catmint
  505. catnip
  506. cattail
  507. cattail family
  508. cattail millet
  509. cattley guava
  510. cattleya
  511. cattleya citrina
  512. caucasian walnut
  513. caudex
  514. cauliflower
  515. caulophyllum
  516. caviuna wood
  517. cayenne
  518. cayenne jasmine
  519. cayenne pepper

Starting with CE
  1. cebu maguey
  2. cecropia
  3. cecropia peltata
  4. cecropiaceae
  5. cedar
  6. cedar elm
  7. cedar mahogany
  8. cedar nut
  9. cedar of goa
  10. cedar of lebanon
  11. cedar tree
  12. cedarwood
  13. cedrela
  14. cedrela calantas
  15. cedrela odorata
  16. cedrus
  17. cedrus atlantica
  18. cedrus deodara
  19. cedrus libani
  20. ceiba
  21. ceiba pentandra
  22. ceiba tree
  23. ceibo
  24. celandine
  25. celandine poppy
  26. celastraceae
  27. celastric articulatus
  28. celastrus
  29. celastrus orbiculatus
  30. celastrus scandens
  31. celeriac
  32. celery
  33. celery cabbage
  34. celery pine
  35. celery root
  36. celery top pine
  37. cell wall
  38. cellular slime mold
  39. celosia
  40. celosia argentea
  41. celosia cristata
  42. celtis
  43. celtis australis
  44. celtis laevigata
  45. celtis occidentalis
  46. celtuce
  47. cembra nut
  48. cembra nut tree
  49. cenchrus
  50. cenchrus ciliaris
  51. cenchrus tribuloides
  52. centaurea
  53. centaurea americana
  54. centaurea cineraria
  55. centaurea cyanus
  56. centaurea gymnocarpa
  57. centaurea imperialis
  58. centaurea moschata
  59. centaurea nigra
  60. centaurea scabiosa
  61. centaurea solstitialis
  62. centauria calcitrapa
  63. centaurium
  64. centaurium calycosum
  65. centaurium minus
  66. centaurium scilloides
  67. centaury
  68. centranthus
  69. centranthus ruber
  70. centrolobium
  71. centrolobium robustum
  72. centrosema
  73. centrosema virginianum
  74. centrospermae
  75. centunculus
  76. century plant
  77. cephalanthera
  78. cephalanthera rubra
  79. cephalotaceae
  80. cephalotaxaceae
  81. cephalotaxus
  82. cephalotus
  83. cephalotus follicularis
  84. cerastium
  85. cerastium alpinum
  86. cerastium arvense
  87. cerastium tomentosum
  88. ceratonia
  89. ceratonia siliqua
  90. ceratopetalum
  91. ceratophyllaceae
  92. ceratophyllum
  93. ceratopteris
  94. ceratostomataceae
  95. ceratostomella
  96. ceratostomella ulmi
  97. ceratozamia
  98. cercidiphyllaceae
  99. cercidiphyllum
  100. cercidium
  101. cercidium floridum
  102. cercis
  103. cercis canadensis
  104. cercis occidentalis
  105. cercospora
  106. cercospora kopkei
  107. cercosporella
  108. cereal
  109. cereal grass
  110. cereal oat
  111. cereus
  112. ceriman
  113. ceroxylon
  114. ceroxylon alpinum
  115. ceroxylon andicola
  116. cestrum
  117. cestrum diurnum
  118. cestrum nocturnum
  119. ceterach
  120. ceterach officinarum
  121. cetraria
  122. cetraria islandica
  123. ceylon cinnamon
  124. ceylon cinnamon tree
  125. ceylon gooseberry

Starting with CH
  1. chadlock
  2. chaenactis
  3. chaenomeles
  4. chaenomeles japonica
  5. chaenomeles speciosa
  6. chafeweed
  7. chaffweed
  8. chain fern
  9. chalaza
  10. chalice vine
  11. chamaecrista
  12. chamaecyparis
  13. chamaecyparis thyoides
  14. chamaecytisus
  15. chamaecytisus palmensis
  16. chamaedaphne
  17. chamaedaphne calyculata
  18. chamaemelum
  19. chamaemelum nobilis
  20. chamois cress
  21. chamomile
  22. chanal
  23. chanar
  24. chantarelle
  25. chanterelle
  26. chaparral broom
  27. chaparral mallow
  28. chaparral pea
  29. chaparral sage
  30. chard
  31. chard plant
  32. chardonnay
  33. chardonnay grape
  34. charity
  35. charlock
  36. charred pancake cup
  37. chatterbox
  38. chaulmoogra
  39. chaulmoogra tree
  40. chaulmugra
  41. cheat
  42. cheatgrass
  43. checkerberry
  44. checkerbloom
  45. checkered daffodil
  46. checkered lily
  47. cheddar pink
  48. cheese
  49. cheeseflower
  50. cheilanthes
  51. cheilanthes alabamensis
  52. cheilanthes eatonii
  53. cheilanthes gracillima
  54. cheilanthes lanosa
  55. cheiranthus
  56. cheiranthus allionii
  57. cheiranthus asperus
  58. cheiranthus cheiri
  59. chelidonium
  60. chelidonium majus
  61. chelone
  62. chelone glabra
  63. chenin blanc
  64. chenopodiaceae
  65. chenopodiales
  66. chenopodium
  67. chenopodium album
  68. chenopodium botrys
  69. chenopodium capitatum
  70. chenopodium glaucum
  71. chenopodium hybridum
  72. chenopodium murale
  73. chenopodium rubrum
  74. chenopodium vulvaria
  75. cherimoya
  76. cherimoya tree
  77. cherokee rose
  78. cherry
  79. cherry apple
  80. cherry birch
  81. cherry crab
  82. cherry laurel
  83. cherry pepper
  84. cherry plum
  85. cherry stone
  86. cherry tomato
  87. cherry tree
  88. chervil
  89. chess
  90. chestnut
  91. chestnut oak
  92. chestnut tree
  93. chichipe
  94. chickasaw plum
  95. chickpea
  96. chickpea plant
  97. chickweed
  98. chickweed phlox
  99. chicory
  100. chicory plant
  101. chicory root
  102. chicot
  103. chigger flower
  104. chiggerflower
  105. chile hazel
  106. chile nut
  107. chile pine
  108. chile tarweed
  109. chilean cedar
  110. chilean firebush
  111. chilean flameflower
  112. chilean hazelnut
  113. chilean jasmine
  114. chilean nut
  115. chilean rimu
  116. chilean strawberry
  117. chili pepper
  118. chilli pepper
  119. chilopsis
  120. chilopsis linearis
  121. chimaphila
  122. chimaphila corymbosa
  123. chimaphila umbellata
  124. chimney bellflower
  125. chimney plant
  126. chimonanthus
  127. chimonanthus praecox
  128. china aster
  129. china fleece vine
  130. china grass
  131. china jute
  132. china pink
  133. china rose
  134. china tree
  135. chinaberry
  136. chinaberry tree
  137. chincherinchee
  138. chinchona
  139. chinese angelica
  140. chinese angelica tree
  141. chinese anise
  142. chinese black mushroom
  143. chinese cabbage
  144. chinese chestnut
  145. chinese chive
  146. chinese cinnamon
  147. chinese cork oak
  148. chinese elm
  149. chinese evergreen
  150. chinese gooseberry
  151. chinese hibiscus
  152. chinese holly
  153. chinese lacquer tree
  154. chinese lantern plant
  155. chinese magnolia
  156. chinese mushroom
  157. chinese mustard
  158. chinese parasol
  159. chinese parasol tree
  160. chinese parsley
  161. chinese pea tree
  162. chinese primrose
  163. chinese privet
  164. chinese rhubarb
  165. chinese scholar tree
  166. chinese scholartree
  167. chinese silk plant
  168. chinese water chestnut
  169. chinese white cabbage
  170. chinese wistaria
  171. chinese yam
  172. chinkapin oak
  173. chinquapin
  174. chinquapin oak
  175. chiococca
  176. chiococca alba
  177. chionanthus
  178. chionanthus virginicus
  179. chionochloa conspicua
  180. chittam bark
  181. chittamwood
  182. chittem bark
  183. chittimwood
  184. chive
  185. chives
  186. chlamydospore
  187. chlamys
  188. chloranthaceae
  189. chloranthus
  190. chlorenchyma
  191. chloris
  192. chloris gayana
  193. chloris truncata
  194. chloroplast
  195. chloroxylon
  196. chloroxylon swietenia
  197. chocolate root
  198. chocolate tree
  199. chokecherry
  200. chokecherry tree
  201. cholla
  202. chordospartium
  203. chorizema
  204. christ plant
  205. christ thorn
  206. christella
  207. christmas begonia
  208. christmas bells
  209. christmas berry
  210. christmas bush
  211. christmas cactus
  212. christmas fern
  213. christmas flower
  214. christmas green
  215. christmas holly
  216. christmas rose
  217. christmas star
  218. christmas tree
  219. christmasberry
  220. chromoplast
  221. chrysanthemum
  222. chrysanthemum balsamita
  223. chrysanthemum coccineum
  224. chrysanthemum lacustre
  225. chrysanthemum maximum
  226. chrysanthemum segetum
  227. chrysobalanus
  228. chrysobalanus icaco
  229. chrysolepis
  230. chrysophyllum
  231. chrysophyllum cainito
  232. chrysopsis
  233. chrysopsis mariana
  234. chrysopsis villosa
  235. chrysosplenium
  236. chrysothamnus
  237. chrysothamnus nauseosus
  238. chufa
  239. chytridiaceae
  240. chytridiales
  241. chytridiomycetes

Starting with CI
  1. cibotium
  2. cibotium barometz
  3. cicer
  4. cicer arietinum
  5. cichorium
  6. cichorium endivia
  7. cichorium intybus
  8. cicuta
  9. cicuta verosa
  10. cider gum
  11. cimicifuga
  12. cimicifuga americana
  13. cimicifuga foetida
  14. cimicifuga racemosa
  15. cinchona
  16. cinchona bark
  17. cinchona calisaya
  18. cinchona cordifolia
  19. cinchona lancifolia
  20. cinchona ledgeriana
  21. cinchona officinalis
  22. cinchona pubescens
  23. cinchona tree
  24. cineraria
  25. cineraria maritima
  26. cinnabar chanterelle
  27. cinnamomum
  28. cinnamomum camphora
  29. cinnamomum cassia
  30. cinnamomum loureirii
  31. cinnamomum zeylanicum
  32. cinnamon
  33. cinnamon bark
  34. cinnamon fern
  35. cinnamon vine
  36. cinquefoil
  37. circaea
  38. circaea alpina
  39. circaea lutetiana
  40. circassian walnut
  41. circis siliquastrum
  42. cirio
  43. cirrhus
  44. cirrus
  45. cirsium
  46. cirsium arvense
  47. cirsium discolor
  48. cirsium eriophorum
  49. cirsium flodmanii
  50. cirsium helenioides
  51. cirsium heterophylum
  52. cirsium lanceolatum
  53. cirsium rivulare
  54. cirsium vulgare
  55. cistaceae
  56. cistus
  57. cistus albidus
  58. cistus ladanifer
  59. cistus ladanum
  60. citrange
  61. citrange tree
  62. citron
  63. citron tree
  64. citroncirus
  65. citroncirus webberi
  66. citronwood
  67. citrullus
  68. citrullus vulgaris
  69. citrus
  70. citrus aurantifolia
  71. citrus aurantium
  72. citrus bergamia
  73. citrus decumana
  74. citrus grandis
  75. citrus limetta
  76. citrus limon
  77. citrus limonia
  78. citrus maxima
  79. citrus medica
  80. citrus nobilis
  81. citrus paradisi
  82. citrus reticulata
  83. citrus sinensis
  84. citrus tangelo
  85. citrus tree
  86. cive

Starting with CL
  1. cladode
  2. cladonia
  3. cladonia rangiferina
  4. cladoniaceae
  5. cladophyll
  6. cladrastis
  7. cladrastis kentukea
  8. cladrastis lutea
  9. clammy chickweed
  10. clammy locust
  11. clammyweed
  12. clary
  13. clary sage
  14. class acrasiomycetes
  15. class angiospermae
  16. class anthoceropsida
  17. class ascomycetes
  18. class basidiomycetes
  19. class bryopsida
  20. class chytridiomycetes
  21. class coniferopsida
  22. class cycadopsida
  23. class deuteromycetes
  24. class dicotyledonae
  25. class dicotyledones
  26. class equisetatae
  27. class eumycetes
  28. class filicinae
  29. class filicopsida
  30. class gasteromycetes
  31. class gastromycetes
  32. class ginkgophytina
  33. class ginkgopsida
  34. class gnetopsida
  35. class gymnospermae
  36. class hemiascomycetes
  37. class hepaticae
  38. class hepaticopsida
  39. class hymenomycetes
  40. class liliopsida
  41. class lycopodiate
  42. class lycopodineae
  43. class lycopsida
  44. class magnoliopsida
  45. class monocotyledonae
  46. class monocotyledones
  47. class musci
  48. class myxomycetes
  49. class oomycetes
  50. class pinopsida
  51. class plectomycetes
  52. class psilopsida
  53. class psilotatae
  54. class pyrenomycetes
  55. class sphenopsida
  56. class taxopsida
  57. class tiliomycetes
  58. class zygomycetes
  59. clathraceae
  60. clathrus
  61. clatonia lanceolata
  62. clavariaceae
  63. claviceps
  64. claviceps purpurea
  65. clavicipitaceae
  66. claytonia
  67. claytonia caroliniana
  68. claytonia virginica
  69. clearweed
  70. cleavers
  71. cleistes
  72. cleistes divaricata
  73. cleistes rosea
  74. cleistocarp
  75. cleistothecium
  76. clematis
  77. clematis baldwinii
  78. clematis crispa
  79. clematis lasiantha
  80. clematis ochreleuca
  81. clematis tangutica
  82. clematis texensis
  83. clematis versicolor
  84. clematis verticillaris
  85. clematis viorna
  86. clematis virginiana
  87. clematis vitalba
  88. clementine
  89. clementine tree
  90. cleome
  91. cleome hassleriana
  92. cleome pinnata
  93. cleome serrulata
  94. clethra
  95. clethra alnifolia
  96. clethraceae
  97. clianthus
  98. clianthus formosus
  99. clianthus puniceus
  100. clianthus speciosus
  101. cliff brake
  102. cliff penstemon
  103. cliff rose
  104. cliftonia
  105. cliftonia monophylla
  106. climber
  107. climbing boneset
  108. climbing corydalis
  109. climbing fern
  110. climbing fumitory
  111. climbing hempweed
  112. climbing hydrangea
  113. climbing lily
  114. climbing maidenhair
  115. climbing nightshade
  116. climbing onion
  117. clinopodium
  118. clinopodium vulgare
  119. clintonia
  120. clintonia andrewsiana
  121. clintonia borealis
  122. clintonia uniflora
  123. clitocybe
  124. clitocybe clavipes
  125. clitocybe dealbata
  126. clitocybe inornata
  127. clitocybe irina
  128. clitocybe nuda
  129. clitocybe robusta
  130. clitocybe subconnexa
  131. clitoria
  132. clitoria mariana
  133. clitoria turnatea
  134. clivers
  135. clocks
  136. closed gentian
  137. clotbur
  138. cloud grass
  139. cloudberry
  140. clove
  141. clove pink
  142. clove tree
  143. clover
  144. clover fern
  145. cloveroot
  146. club fungus
  147. club moss
  148. clubmoss family
  149. clubroot fungus
  150. clusia
  151. clusia flava
  152. clusia insignis
  153. clusia major
  154. clusia rosea
  155. clusiaceae
  156. cluster bean
  157. clustered bellflower
  158. clustered poppy mallow
  159. clytocybe alba

Starting with CN
  1. cnicus
  2. cnicus benedictus
  3. cnidoscolus
  4. cnidoscolus urens

Starting with CO
  1. coachwhip
  2. coast banksia
  3. coast lily
  4. coast live oak
  5. coast polypody
  6. coast redwood
  7. coast rhododendron
  8. coast white cedar
  9. coastal rein orchid
  10. cobnut
  11. coca
  12. cocculus
  13. cocculus carolinus
  14. cochlearia
  15. cochlearia officinalis
  16. cocklebur
  17. cockleburr
  18. coco
  19. coco de macao
  20. coco palm
  21. coco plum
  22. coco plum tree
  23. cocoa palm
  24. cocoa plum
  25. cocobolo
  26. coconut
  27. coconut palm
  28. coconut tree
  29. cocos
  30. cocos nucifera
  31. cocoswood
  32. cocoyam
  33. cocozelle
  34. cocuswood
  35. cod
  36. codariocalyx
  37. codariocalyx motorius
  38. codiaeum
  39. codiaeum variegatum
  40. coeloglossum
  41. coeloglossum bracteatum
  42. coeloglossum viride
  43. coelogyne
  44. coffea
  45. coffea arabica
  46. coffea canephora
  47. coffea liberica
  48. coffea robusta
  49. coffee
  50. coffee fern
  51. coffee fungus
  52. coffee rose
  53. coffee senna
  54. coffee tree
  55. coffeeberry
  56. cohosh
  57. cohune
  58. cohune fat
  59. cohune nut
  60. cohune oil
  61. cohune palm
  62. coigue
  63. coir
  64. cola
  65. cola acuminata
  66. cola nut
  67. colchicaceae
  68. colchicum
  69. colchicum autumnale
  70. cole
  71. coleus
  72. coleus amboinicus
  73. coleus aromaticus
  74. coleus blumei
  75. colewort
  76. colic root
  77. colicroot
  78. collard
  79. collinsia
  80. collinsia bicolor
  81. collinsia heterophylla
  82. collinsia parviflora
  83. collinsia verna
  84. collinsonia
  85. collinsonia canadensis
  86. colocasia
  87. colocasia esculenta
  88. coloradillo
  89. colorado blue spruce
  90. colorado fir
  91. colorado river hemp
  92. colorado spruce
  93. coltsfoot
  94. colubrina
  95. columbia tiger lily
  96. columbine
  97. columbo
  98. columnea
  99. colutea
  100. colutea arborescens
  101. colza
  102. colza oil
  103. coma
  104. comandra
  105. comandra pallida
  106. combretaceae
  107. combretum
  108. combretum appiculatum
  109. combretum bracteosum
  110. combretum family
  111. comfrey
  112. commelina
  113. commelinaceae
  114. commelinales
  115. commelinidae
  116. commiphora
  117. commiphora meccanensis
  118. commiphora myrrha
  119. common ageratum
  120. common alder
  121. common allamanda
  122. common amsinckia
  123. common apricot
  124. common arrowhead
  125. common bamboo
  126. common barberry
  127. common barley
  128. common basil
  129. common bean
  130. common bean plant
  131. common bearberry
  132. common beech
  133. common beet
  134. common birch
  135. common bird cherry
  136. common bog rosemary
  137. common box
  138. common broom
  139. common burdock
  140. common buttercup
  141. common calamint
  142. common camas
  143. common caper
  144. common carline thistle
  145. common chickweed
  146. common comfrey
  147. common coral tree
  148. common corn salad
  149. common cotton grass
  150. common daisy
  151. common dandelion
  152. common dogbane
  153. common duckweed
  154. common elder
  155. common european ash
  156. common european dogwood
  157. common evening primrose
  158. common fennel
  159. common fig
  160. common fig tree
  161. common flat pea
  162. common foxglove
  163. common garden cress
  164. common grape hyacinth
  165. common grape vine
  166. common gum cistus
  167. common heath
  168. common hop
  169. common hops
  170. common horehound
  171. common horsetail
  172. common hyacinth
  173. common ivy
  174. common jasmine
  175. common juniper
  176. common laburnum
  177. common lettuce
  178. common lilac
  179. common madia
  180. common maidenhair
  181. common mallow
  182. common marigold
  183. common matrimony vine
  184. common milkwort
  185. common moonseed
  186. common moonwort
  187. common morel
  188. common morning glory
  189. common mugwort
  190. common mullein
  191. common myrtle
  192. common nardoo
  193. common nightshade
  194. common oak
  195. common osier
  196. common pea
  197. common pepper
  198. common pitcher plant
  199. common plantain
  200. common plum
  201. common polypody
  202. common privet
  203. common purslane
  204. common ragweed
  205. common reed
  206. common rose mallow
  207. common rush
  208. common sage
  209. common scurvy grass
  210. common sickle pine
  211. common snowberry
  212. common speedwell
  213. common spindle tree
  214. common spotted orchid
  215. common staghorn fern
  216. common stinkhorn
  217. common sunflower
  218. common tarweed
  219. common teasel
  220. common thorn apple
  221. common thyme
  222. common tobacco
  223. common unicorn plant
  224. common valerian
  225. common vetchling
  226. common watercress
  227. common wheat
  228. common white dogwood
  229. common wolffia
  230. common wood sorrel
  231. common wormwood
  232. common yellowwood
  233. compass flower
  234. compass plant
  235. compositae
  236. composite
  237. composite plant
  238. compound leaf
  239. compound pistil
  240. comptonia
  241. comptonia asplenifolia
  242. comptonia peregrina
  243. conacaste
  244. cone
  245. cone pepper
  246. coneflower
  247. conessi
  248. confederate jasmine
  249. confederate rose
  250. confederate rose mallow
  251. congoo mallee
  252. conic morel
  253. conic verpa
  254. conic waxycap
  255. conidiophore
  256. conidiospore
  257. conidium
  258. conifer
  259. coniferales
  260. coniferophyta
  261. coniferophytina
  262. coniferopsida
  263. coniferous tree
  264. coniogramme
  265. coniogramme japonica
  266. conium
  267. conium maculatum
  268. conker
  269. connaraceae
  270. connarus
  271. connarus guianensis
  272. connemara heath
  273. conocarpus
  274. conocarpus erectus
  275. conoclinium
  276. conoclinium coelestinum
  277. conopodium
  278. conopodium denudatum
  279. conospermum
  280. conradina
  281. conradina glabra
  282. consolida
  283. consolida ambigua
  284. consumption weed
  285. convallaria
  286. convallaria majalis
  287. convallariaceae
  288. convolvulaceae
  289. convolvulus
  290. convolvulus arvensis
  291. convolvulus scammonia
  292. convolvulus sepium
  293. conyza
  294. conyza canadensis
  295. coolwart
  296. coontie
  297. copernicia
  298. copernicia alba
  299. copernicia australis
  300. copernicia cerifera
  301. copernicia prunifera
  302. copper beech
  303. coprinaceae
  304. coprinus
  305. coprinus atramentarius
  306. coprinus comatus
  307. coptis
  308. coptis groenlandica
  309. coquilla nut
  310. coracan
  311. corakan
  312. coral bean
  313. coral bean tree
  314. coral bush
  315. coral drops
  316. coral fungus
  317. coral gem
  318. coral necklace
  319. coral pea
  320. coral root
  321. coral tree
  322. coral vine
  323. coralbells
  324. coralberry
  325. corallorhiza
  326. corallorhiza maculata
  327. corallorhiza striata
  328. corallorhiza trifida
  329. coralroot
  330. coralwood
  331. coralwort
  332. corchorus
  333. cord grass
  334. cordaitaceae
  335. cordaitales
  336. cordaites
  337. cordate leaf
  338. cordgrass
  339. cordia
  340. cordia alliodora
  341. cordia gerascanthus
  342. cordyline
  343. cordyline australis
  344. cordyline terminalis
  345. coreopsis
  346. coreopsis gigantea
  347. coreopsis maritima
  348. coreopsis tinctoria
  349. coriander
  350. coriander plant
  351. coriandrum
  352. coriandrum sativum
  353. cork oak
  354. cork tree
  355. corkscrew flower
  356. corkwood
  357. corkwood family
  358. corkwood tree
  359. corm
  360. cormous plant
  361. corn
  362. corn campion
  363. corn chamomile
  364. corn lily
  365. corn marigold
  366. corn mayweed
  367. corn mint
  368. corn poppy
  369. corn salad
  370. corn silk
  371. corn smut
  372. corn speedwell
  373. corn spurrey
  374. corn spurry
  375. corn stalk
  376. cornaceae
  377. cornel
  378. cornelian cherry
  379. cornflower
  380. cornflower aster
  381. cornhusk
  382. cornish heath
  383. cornsilk
  384. cornsmut
  385. cornstalk
  386. cornus
  387. cornus amomum
  388. cornus canadensis
  389. cornus florida
  390. cornus mas
  391. cornus obliqua
  392. cornus sanguinea
  393. cornus stolonifera
  394. corokia
  395. corolla
  396. corona
  397. coronilla
  398. coronilla varia
  399. corozo
  400. corozo palm
  401. cortaderia
  402. cortaderia richardii
  403. cortaderia selloana
  404. corticium
  405. corticium salmonicolor
  406. corticium solani
  407. cortina
  408. cortinariaceae
  409. cortinarius
  410. cortinarius armillatus
  411. cortinarius corrugatus
  412. cortinarius gentilis
  413. cortinarius mutabilis
  414. cortinarius subfoetidus
  415. cortinarius violaceus
  416. coryanthes
  417. corydalis
  418. corydalis claviculata
  419. corydalis sempervirens
  420. corydalis solida
  421. corylaceae
  422. corylopsis
  423. corylus
  424. corylus americana
  425. corylus avellana
  426. corylus cornuta
  427. corymb
  428. corypha
  429. corypha gebanga
  430. corypha umbraculifera
  431. corypha utan
  432. coryphantha
  433. cos lettuce
  434. cosmea
  435. cosmos
  436. costmary
  437. costusroot
  438. cotinus
  439. cotinus americanus
  440. cotinus coggygria
  441. cotinus obovatus
  442. cotoneaster
  443. cotoneaster dammeri
  444. cottage pink
  445. cottage tulip
  446. cotton
  447. cotton grass
  448. cotton plant
  449. cotton rose
  450. cotton rush
  451. cotton thistle
  452. cottonseed
  453. cottonweed
  454. cottonwood
  455. cotula
  456. cotula coronopifolia
  457. cotyledon
  458. couch grass
  459. coumara nut
  460. coumarouna
  461. coumarouna odorata
  462. country borage
  463. courbaril
  464. courbaril copal
  465. courgette
  466. cover crop
  467. covered smut
  468. coville
  469. cow lily
  470. cow oak
  471. cow parsley
  472. cow parsnip
  473. cowage
  474. cowberry
  475. cowherb
  476. cowpea
  477. cowpea plant
  478. cowpen daisy
  479. cowslip
  480. coyol
  481. coyol palm
  482. coyote brush
  483. coyote bush

Starting with CR
  1. crab cactus
  2. crab grass
  3. crabapple
  4. crabgrass
  5. crack willow
  6. crackerberry
  7. crambe
  8. crambe maritima
  9. crampbark
  10. cranberry
  11. cranberry bush
  12. cranberry heath
  13. cranberry tree
  14. cranesbill
  15. crape fern
  16. crape jasmine
  17. crape myrtle
  18. craspedia
  19. crassula
  20. crassulaceae
  21. crataegus
  22. crataegus aestivalis
  23. crataegus apiifolia
  24. crataegus biltmoreana
  25. crataegus calpodendron
  26. crataegus coccinea
  27. crataegus laevigata
  28. crataegus marshallii
  29. crataegus mollis
  30. crataegus monogyna
  31. crataegus oxyacantha
  32. crataegus oxycantha
  33. crataegus pedicellata
  34. crataegus tomentosa
  35. crateva
  36. crazy weed
  37. crazyweed
  38. cream violet
  39. creamcups
  40. creashak
  41. creeper
  42. creeping bellflower
  43. creeping bent
  44. creeping bentgrass
  45. creeping bugle
  46. creeping buttercup
  47. creeping charlie
  48. creeping crowfoot
  49. creeping fern
  50. creeping jenny
  51. creeping juniper
  52. creeping lily
  53. creeping oxalis
  54. creeping snowberry
  55. creeping soft grass
  56. creeping spike rush
  57. creeping thistle
  58. creeping thyme
  59. creeping willow
  60. creeping windmill grass
  61. creeping wintergreen
  62. creeping wood sorrel
  63. creeping zinnia
  64. crenate leaf
  65. creosote bush
  66. crepe fern
  67. crepe flower
  68. crepe gardenia
  69. crepe jasmine
  70. crepe myrtle
  71. crepis
  72. crescentia
  73. crescentia cujete
  74. cress
  75. cress plant
  76. crested coral root
  77. crested wheat grass
  78. crested wheatgrass
  79. cretan dittany
  80. crete dittany
  81. crimson clover
  82. crinkle root
  83. crinkleroot
  84. crocanthemum canadense
  85. crocus
  86. crocus sativus
  87. cronartium
  88. cronartium ribicola
  89. crop
  90. cross vine
  91. crotal
  92. crotalaria
  93. crotalaria sagitallis
  94. crotalaria spectabilis
  95. croton
  96. croton eluteria
  97. croton oil
  98. croton tiglium
  99. crottal
  100. crottle
  101. crow corn
  102. crow garlic
  103. crowberry
  104. crowberry family
  105. crowfoot
  106. crowfoot family
  107. crowfoot grass
  108. crown
  109. crown beard
  110. crown daisy
  111. crown imperial
  112. crown of thorns
  113. crown vetch
  114. crownbeard
  115. crucifer
  116. cruciferae
  117. cruciferous plant
  118. cruel plant
  119. crustose thallus
  120. crybaby tree
  121. cryptocoryne
  122. cryptogam
  123. cryptogamia
  124. cryptogramma
  125. cryptogramma crispa
  126. cryptogrammataceae
  127. cryptomeria
  128. cryptomeria japonica
  129. crystal tea

Starting with CU
  1. cuban bast
  2. cuban mahogany
  3. cuban spinach
  4. cube
  5. cubeb
  6. cubeb vine
  7. cuckoo bread
  8. cuckoo flower
  9. cuckooflower
  10. cuckoopint
  11. cucumber
  12. cucumber tree
  13. cucumber vine
  14. cucumis
  15. cucumis melo
  16. cucumis melo inodorus
  17. cucumis sativus
  18. cucurbit
  19. cucurbita
  20. cucurbita argyrosperma
  21. cucurbita foetidissima
  22. cucurbita maxima
  23. cucurbita mixta
  24. cucurbita moschata
  25. cucurbita pepo
  26. cucurbita pepo melopepo
  27. cucurbitaceae
  28. cudweed
  29. culcita
  30. culcita dubia
  31. culm
  32. cultivar
  33. cultivated cabbage
  34. cultivated carrot
  35. cultivated celery
  36. cultivated crab apple
  37. cultivated parsnip
  38. cultivated plant
  39. cultivated rice
  40. cultivated strawberry
  41. culvers physic
  42. culvers root
  43. cumfrey
  44. cumin
  45. cuminum
  46. cuminum cyminum
  47. cumquat
  48. cuneate leaf
  49. cunonia family
  50. cunoniaceae
  51. cup
  52. cup and saucer
  53. cup fungus
  54. cup morel
  55. cupflower
  56. cupressaceae
  57. cupressus
  58. cupressus abramsiana
  59. cupressus arizonica
  60. cupressus goveniana
  61. cupressus guadalupensis
  62. cupressus lusitanica
  63. cupressus macrocarpa
  64. cupressus pigmaea
  65. cupressus sempervirens
  66. cupule
  67. curcuma
  68. curcuma domestica
  69. curcuma longa
  70. curled leaf pondweed
  71. curly clematis
  72. curly grass
  73. curly grass fern
  74. curly pondweed
  75. curlycup gumweed
  76. currajong
  77. currant
  78. currant bush
  79. cursed crowfoot
  80. curtisia
  81. cuscuta
  82. cuscuta gronovii
  83. cushaw
  84. cushion calamint
  85. cushion flower
  86. custard apple
  87. custard apple tree
  88. cutch
  89. cutleaved coneflower

Starting with CY
  1. cyamopsis
  2. cyamopsis psoraloides
  3. cyathea
  4. cyathea medullaris
  5. cyatheaceae
  6. cycad
  7. cycad family
  8. cycadaceae
  9. cycadales
  10. cycadofilicales
  11. cycadophyta
  12. cycadophytina
  13. cycadopsida
  14. cycas
  15. cycas circinalis
  16. cycas revoluta
  17. cyclamen
  18. cyclamen hederifolium
  19. cyclamen neopolitanum
  20. cyclamen purpurascens
  21. cycloloma
  22. cyclophorus
  23. cyclophorus lingua
  24. cyclosorus
  25. cycnoches
  26. cydonia
  27. cydonia oblonga
  28. cymbid
  29. cymbidium
  30. cyme
  31. cymling
  32. cymule
  33. cynancum
  34. cynara
  35. cynara cardunculus
  36. cynara scolymus
  37. cynodon
  38. cynodon dactylon
  39. cynodon plectostachyum
  40. cynoglossum
  41. cynoglossum amabile
  42. cynoglossum officinale
  43. cyperaceae
  44. cyperus
  45. cyperus alternifolius
  46. cyperus esculentus
  47. cyperus longus
  48. cyperus papyrus
  49. cyperus rotundus
  50. cyphomandra
  51. cypre
  52. cypress
  53. cypress family
  54. cypress pine
  55. cypress sedge
  56. cypress spurge
  57. cypress tree
  58. cypress vine
  59. cypripedia
  60. cypripedium
  61. cypripedium acaule
  62. cypripedium album
  63. cypripedium arietinum
  64. cypripedium calceolus
  65. cypripedium montanum
  66. cypripedium parviflorum
  67. cypripedium reginae
  68. cyrilla
  69. cyrilla family
  70. cyrilla racemiflora
  71. cyrilliaceae
  72. cyrtomium
  73. cyrtomium aculeatum
  74. cystopteris
  75. cystopteris bulbifera
  76. cystopteris fragilis
  77. cystopteris montana
  78. cytesis proliferus
  79. cytisus
  80. cytisus albus
  81. cytisus multiflorus
  82. cytisus ramentaceus
  83. cytisus scoparius

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  • Begonias
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    • Multiflora/Marginata
    • Non-Stop Begonias
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    • Garden Ready Plug Plants
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    • Anemones
    • Cannas
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    • Nerines
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    • Dwarf Growing (0cm-39cm)
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    • Grasses/Bamboos
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    • Hedging Plants
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  • Fruit & Vegetables
    • Fruit Trees
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    • Soft Fruit
    • Strawberry Plants
    • Onions, Shallots and Garlic
    • Seed Potatoes
  • Lilies
    • Asiatic
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    • Double Flowering
    • O.T. Hybrids (Goliath)
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    • Pollen Free
    • Species/Tiger/Longiflorum
    • Trumpet
  • Roses
    • Climbing
    • Hybrid Tea
    • Floribunda
    • Miniature/Patio
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    • Standard

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By Naomi Jones

If you want impressively big basket displays, trailing begonias are the way forward. Whether you prefer the big blowsy blooms of double-flowered varieties, or the elegant single-ones, they provide masses of colourful flowers that cascade wonderfully from any container, be it a basket, patio pot or window box.

Hang trailing begonias in baskets either side of your front door for a colourful welcome home, or dot them around the patio to provide a lush colour pop. They provide an excellent display in full sun or partial shade, flowering profusely throughout summer.

How to grow Trailing Begonias

Spring is the best time to buy begonias – you’ll have the biggest selection to choose from and you’ll get much better value for money than if you wait until the summer and buy ready-grown ones. They’re supplied as tubers during spring, ready for you to grow on from home. They’re very easy to grow from tubers, so it’s well worth planning ahead and ordering early.

Begonias are tender, so they need to be started off in a frost-free place, a conservatory or greenhouse is ideal.

When you order begonia tubers online, they’ll be sent out at just the right time to pot them up ( around March or April). Here are some simple steps for starting them off:

  • Fill a seed tray to about 8cm with compost.
  • Make shallow indents in the compost (approx. 3cm deep) and position your tubers in the indents, concave side up. Allow a 2cm spacing between the tubers.
  • Give the tubers a thorough but gentle watering, and leave them in a bright, frost-free place to grow.

  • Once leaves have emerged, move the tubers and plant them into pots, window boxes or hanging baskets, but keep them in their frost-free position until risk of frost has passed.
  • You can ‘harden off’ the begonias throughout late April and May by leaving them outside during the day and moving them indoors or covering them with horticultural fleece at night, or you can just keep them indoors until late May.
  • Containers can dry out quickly on hot days, so it’s important to water them every morning or evening in the middle of summer.
  • To enjoy the biggest, most colourful displays, feed them on a weekly basis with a high-potassium fertiliser, such as tomato fertiliser.
  • Begonias often flower right up until the first frosts. To save your begonias for next year, remove them from their container before the frost catches them, shake off the soil and store them in a dry, well-ventilated and frost-free place. You can then repeat the process again the following year.

Trailing Begonias in brief:

  • Grown from tubers
  • Height 30cm-40cm
  • Spread 30cm-60cm
  • Plant in spring, flowers during summer
  • Grows in full sun or partial shade
  • Attractive to bees
  • Perfect for pots and hanging baskets
  • Frost tender

Five of the best Trailing Begonias

Why keep your garden colour at ground level? Lift your flower display higher to add a whole different feeling and perspective to your garden. Here are five of the best trailing begonias to create impressive hanging baskets:

Begonia ‘Cascade Pink’

Striking, large pink double blooms provide plenty of ‘wow’ factor, cascading from containers from early summer right through to autumn. This bright variety brings tropical tones to both modern and traditional gardens.

Buy Begonia Cascade Pink →

Begonia ‘Pendula White’

This elegant variety provide months of interest, with pendulous pink-tinged white blooms that are continuously produced throughout summer and into autumn. Ideal for a white-themed garden, or for adding highlights to colourful schemes.

Buy Begonia Pendula White →

Begonia ‘Cascade Red’

This brilliant red variety with large double blooms provides high-impact colour and will trail beautifully from containers throughout summer. It looks great planted on its own or in mixed schemes with contrasting dark foliage.

Buy Begonia Cascade Red →

Begonia ‘Cascade White’

This cool white variety will light up your garden in the height of summer. The large double blooms are produced repeatedly and will tumble nicely from containers for months.

Buy Begonia Cascade White →

Begonia ‘Bertini’

Grow something different this summer with this spectacular new variety. Begonia ‘Bertini’ is a vigorous, large variety and puts on a very grand display throughout summer. The single pendulous blooms hang elegantly above the equally attractive, lush green foliage.

Buy Begonia Bertini →

“The Best Trailing Begonias for Hanging Baskets”
is a guest blog written by:

Naomi Jones
Author of Garden Nomey blog

Warm temperatures and joyful devotion from a gardener are what helps begonias grow tall, strong and colorful. Found in shades of white, pink, yellow, and scarlet, this flowering plant is hardy and easy to grow. All it requires is a little sun, a little water, and a lot of love.

Your new begonia plant can be a part of your home décor for a long time if it is cared for in the right way. We have provided instructions here, as well as with the begonia so you can delight in this flowering plant for as long as you choose to care for it.

1) Plant begonia in pot that allows about 2 inches of space all the way around the roots. Using a pot that is too large will hold too much water and not allow the begonia to properly grow.

2) Begonias like to sit in locations that have daily full to partial morning sunlight.

3) Put the plant on a regular watering schedule. The soil should be kept moist, but not wet or soggy. If soil is dry to the touch, the plant needs water. If it is wet, it has received too much. Too much water can cause root rot and kill the begonia. We suggest watering over a sink or bowl so the excess water can drain out.

4) Feed the plant a balanced houseplant fertilizer once a month. Follow directions on the label of plant food.

5) Prune the plant by removing any blooms that are faded or dead. Leaving deadheads on the plant will cause it to spend its energy trying to revive them, instead of focusing its energy on keeping the rest of the plant healthy.

6) Begonias should live in a temperature of 65-72°F. They grow well in warmer, more humid temperatures.

Photo by Андрей Корзун

How To Care For Begonias As Houseplants

Begonias are a popular houseplant. Some varieties of begonia houseplants are grown for their flowers while others are grown for their striking foliage. Growing begonias as houseplants only requires a little bit of knowledge in order to keep them looking their very best indoors. Let’s take a look at how to care for begonias as houseplants.

Tips for Growing Begonia as Houseplants

The first thing to do when learning how to care for begonias indoors is to determine what kind of begonia you have. Begonias belong to one of three types — tuberous, fibrous and rhizomatous. Generally, fibrous and rhizomatous begonias make excellent houseplants while tuberous begonias can be grown as houseplants but have a harder time surviving due to the need for higher humidity and light than the other two kinds.

Care of begonias indoors starts with proper location. One of the tips for growing begonia as houseplants is to place them somewhere where they will get bright, indirect light and will get plenty of humidity.

If the air in your house is dry, especially in the winter, it is a good idea to set your begonia houseplants on a shallow tray filled with pebbles and water. This will allow your growing begonias to get the humidity they need indoors without water logging the soil or exposing the leaves to excess moisture that could cause disease.

Begonias grown indoors are especially susceptible to root rot and overwatering. When you take care of begonias, make sure that you only water them when they need to be watered. Many experts suggest you actually wait until the plant shows signs of being dry, such as drooping leaves, before you water them. This will help prevent accidental overwatering, which is the main reason for begonias dying when grown indoors. Also, when you water your begonia houseplant, make sure to water below the leaves in order to avoid inviting a fungal disease.

Another tip for growing begonia plants indoors is that they are naturally pest resistant. It is extremely rare to have a begonia develop a pest problem. But, they are still susceptible to fungus issues, like powdery mildew, which is why it is best to keep the leaves dry.

Growing begonias as houseplants can fill your home with lovely flowers and foliage. In the right location, begonia houseplants can flourish indoors.

Wintering Begonias: Overwintering A Begonia In Cold Climates

Begonia plants, regardless of type, cannot withstand freezing cold temperatures and require appropriate winter care. Overwintering a begonia is not always necessary in warmer environments, as winters are generally less severe. However, to ensure proper begonia care, you should be wintering over begonias indoors if you live in areas prone to freezing temperatures, such as northern climates.

Wintering Over Begonias in Cold Climates

In order to keep and enjoy begonias in the garden each year, begin by wintering begonias indoors.

Overwintering Tuberous Begonias

Tuberous begonias should be dug up and stored indoors during winter until the return of warmer weather in spring. Begonias can be dug up in fall once foliage has faded or just after the first light frost.

Spread begonia clumps on newspaper and leave this in a sunny area until thoroughly dry — about a week. Once they have sufficiently dried, cut away any remaining foliage and gently shake off excess soil.

To prevent problems with fungus or powdery mildew while wintering begonias, dust them with sulfur powder prior to storage. Store begonia tubers individually in paper bags or line them in a single layer atop newspaper. Place these in a cardboard box in a cool, dark, dry location.

You should also be overwintering a begonia grown outdoors in containers. Pot-grown begonia plants can be stored in their containers as long as they remain dry. They should also be relocated to a protected area that’s cool, dark and dry. Pots can be left in an upright position or slightly tipped.

Overwintering Annual Wax Begonia

Some begonias can simply be brought indoors prior to the onset of cold weather for continual growth, such as with wax begonias.

These begonias should be brought indoors for overwintering rather than digging them up. Of course, if they’re in the ground, they can be carefully transplanted into containers and brought indoors for growing throughout winter.

Since bringing wax begonias indoors can cause stress on plants, which leads to leaf drop, it often helps to acclimate them beforehand.

Before bringing wax begonias indoors, however, be sure to treat them for insect pests or powdery mildew first. This can be done by spraying plants or gently washing them with warm water and bleach free dish soap.

Keep wax begonias in a bright window and gradually reduce the amount of light to help them adjust to an indoor environment. Increase humidity levels but cut down on watering over winter.

Once warm temperatures return, increase their watering and begin to move them back outdoors. Once again, it helps to acclimate plants to reduce stress.

Defy Winter! Bring in Your Begonias!

Q: I planted ‘Dragon Begonias’ this year on the advice of a friend after complaining that NOTHING would flower in my shady yard. I bought a dozen plants mail order, put them in the ground in early spring and by Mother’s day, all but one were thriving. My husband bought me another four plants at a local nursery and I planted them in the same area. It is now near the end of August and my begonias have thrived, providing me with a beautiful bounty of non-stop lovely red blooms that delight me every day. My question is: Can I somehow preserve them for replanting next year? I’ve been asking friends and I’ve gotten as many answers as I have friends. Some say, “no way; when they die, they’re done”. Some say to cut them way back at the end of the season and bring them indoors in pots. Some say to hang them bare root in my basement thru the winter. What do you say??”

    —-Rose in Riverton, New Jersey

A. Well, she certainly asked the right person! Or maybe somebody finally me asked the right question…or…

Anyway, I’ve been personally perennializing my begonias for many years and can say from experience that it is super easy. But before we get into the details, we should mention that there are two distinctly different types of begonias.

Actually, there are 1600. But that’s species; we’re talking about the two main types here. Her “Dragonwing” begonias—a popular line of hybrids with big leaves and very colorful flowers—are an example of the ‘bedding plant’ type, sold as seeds or small plants and meant to be displayed in shady gardens from Spring until Fall, when the first frost kills them—same as other annuals like marigolds and impatiens.

The other type are Tuberous begonias. These fall into the category of ‘ summer blooming bulbs’. Like dahlias, tuberous begonias are sold as big bulbs or rhizomes (the ‘tubers’), and are typically planted in containers, so that you can easily take the root out before the first hard frost and store it indoors for the winter.

Now yes, some of you can just plant it in the ground and mulch it heavily, but only those of you in very warm climates. Tuberous begonias and dahlias are very frost sensitive, and in most (as in ‘almost all’) parts of the country you must bring the ‘roots’ inside over winter.

One way to do this is to just bring the whole pot inside. If you can provide bright enough light (really bright light; more than you’ll get from a so-called ‘sunny windowsill’), they’ll bloom indoors all winter. If you can’t provide that light (either via artificial light or a solarium kind of set-up) put the pot in a cool dry place in the dark and let the bulb go dormant—although most experts would say it’s better to remove the bare roots, pack them in slightly damp perlite and peat moss and store them in a cool dry area, safe from mice.

But we’re not talking about tuberous begonias here! (At least we weren’t planning to.) We’re talking about the so-called ‘annual’ bedding plant begonias—which are actually perennial in frost-free climates. Which in 97.6 of the US means indoors. Pot them up and bring them inside before the nights start dropping into the 40s, and they’ll bloom for you all winter long.

And here’s the best part: Unlike their tuberous cousins, annual begonias don’t require a lot of light. These are shade-loving plants outdoors; so any somewhat-sunny windowsill will keep them alive and flowering—just make sure it’s well insulated so they don’t get too cold at night.

The friend who recommended cutting them back before bringing them in? That’s utter nonsense. I’ve never done it, and some of my ‘annual’ begonias are over a decade old. And hanging them upside down in a garage? Why do that when you can keep them alive, blooming and cheering you up all winter? (“Forget about the ice dams on the roof, honey—look at these begonias!”)

Just assemble a bunch of containers with good drainage holes and fill them with a mixture of compost and good quality potting soil—that means a very lightweight bag of ‘soil-free’ mix with no added chemical plant food (natural, gentle foods like worm castings are fine), water holding crystals or other nonsense.

Do this NOW; don’t wait. Then you can leave the planted containers outside in the shade, water them really well and bring them indoors a week or so later, when they’ll be over any transplant shock and the nights won’t have gotten too cool.

Let me emphasize one super-important point here: People should NOT use garden soil in any containers; potted plants want a combination of compost for nutrition and a nice light soil-free potting mix for good drainage. Of course, you can keep some of your garden soil around the roots when you transplant them—but that’s it. If you fill the containers with outdoor dirt, you’ll have sickly looking plants instead of beautiful indoor color.

I repeat: Buying soil-free mix is NOT an extravagance—in fact, it’s one of the few things I personally buy for my own plants, and I buy fresh bags every season. I would never fill a container with anything but compost and a high-quality potting soil (aka soil-free mix, seed-starting mix, etc.). And I have excellent garden soil. Got it? Good!

OK—so you have your begonias properly contained. Then water them by sitting each container in a sink, bucket, wheelbarrow, trough or bathtub filled with a few inches of water for a half hour. When you lift the containers out to let them drain, note how heavy they feel. Don’t water them again until they feel much lighter. And don’t let water collect in the saucer underneath the pot. Those saucers are only there to protect surfaces under the plant. Water too often or let the plants sit in standing water and you’ll get root rot and fungus gnats.

And don’t rush the season when (you think) it’s time to take them back outside for the summer! April is much too early, and our listener is lucky she didn’t lose her baby begonias to frost—or make them sickly from exposure to frigid nights. As with tomatoes, these tropical plants do best when they don’t go outside until nights are reliably in the 50s.

Fibrous-rooted begonias are easy to bring indoors and grow during the winter.

I have some beautiful wax and angel type begonias in pots. Can I bring them inside for the winter? How do I care for them? -Robert

Both wax begonias and angel wing begonias are fibrous-rooted, which means they have a basic, familiar looking stringy root ball. These are the begonias commonly sold in hanging baskets and as bedding plants. Fibrous-rooted begonias make great house plants over the winter, as do the rhizomatous types (such as Rex begonias), which are grown primarily for their foliage.

All you really need is a little space and a bright window, and these types of begonias will continue to grow (and possibly even bloom!) year-round.

Bewildered by Begonias?

To know how to care for your begonia over the winter, you really need to know what kind of begonia you’re growing. Fibrous and rhizomatous begonias are easy to grow as house plants, but tuberous begonias need to be stored as bulbs over the winter, and hardy begonias should just be left outside. If you aren’t sure what kind of begonia you have, check out our article on How To Grow Different Varieties of Begonias.

How To Overwinter Fibrous and Rhizomatous Begonias

Follow these tips for overwintering fibrous and rhizomatous begonias indoors.

  • Timing Is Important: Bring your begonias inside before the first frost, or they may be lost for good. Also, to reduce temperature and humidity shock, take advantage of that wonderful early fall season (when neither the heat nor air conditioning is running nonstop) to get your plants acclimated to the indoors.
  • Leave in Pots: To save the work (and plant stress) of potting your bedding begonias, try nestling them in the ground in pots that are easy to lift out in the fall.
  • Repot if Necessary: Spring is the traditional season for repotting begonias, but if yours are so rootbound that they’re struggling, go ahead and move them to a bigger pot before bringing them indoors for the winter.
  • Trim Back: Lightly pinch or trim back leggy begonias to shape them up. If you’re digging up bedding plants or repotting a rootbound plant, cut back the tops to about the same size as the root ball.
  • Inspect Carefully: Don’t bring pests or diseases indoors! Throw away any begonias that look diseased or infested, and treat minor problems before bringing them inside.
  • Light: Bright filtered light is ideal, with perhaps some winter sun from an east-facing window. Blooming types of begonias like more sun than foliage types. Even though the light is dimmer indoors, be careful of too much sun exposure, especially if your begonias are used to growing in the shade.
  • Water: Keep begonias evenly moist, neither soggy nor dried out. Begonias don’t like “wet feet,” so empty the drainage tray or decorative planter after watering, so that they don’t sit in a puddle.
  • Fertilizer: Feed your begonias lightly throughout the winter. These types don’t go dormant, but they will slow down some over the winter. A good rule is to feed them more when they’re growing, and less when they slow down.
  • Temperature: Keep your begonias between 65° to 73° F during the day, and no colder than 55° F at night. Be aware of drafts and freezing window glass that might damage foliage.
  • Add Humidity: A pebble tray will help give your begonias extra humidity to cope with the change in environment. If you’re overwintering Rex begonias, they might need misting or a little help from a humidifier.
  • Adjustment Period: Some begonias respond to the shock of moving indoors by dropping and regrowing some or all of their leaves. Don’t worry, just pinch back leggy stems and keep on taking care of your begonia until it grows new leaves.

Further Information

  • How To Grow Different Varieties of Begonias (article)
  • How To Store Tender Bulbs Over The Winter (article)
  • Overwintering Begonias (Proven Winners)
  • Growing Begonias Indoors (Clemson Cooperative Extension)

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