Plant lovers will find home-sowing and raising
a tremendous challenge.
It is safer - and more comfortable - to
‘Nonstop’® young plants at the beginning
the planting season. From April through
to the first frosts, the ‘Nonstop’® begonias
will earn their name, flowering nonstop all
How much water do ‘Nonstop’® begonias
Keep the plants on the dry side. Make sure to avoid
water logging to ensure
untroubled masses of flowers.
What is optimum feeding?
Starting around 2 weeks after planting, apply an
fertilizer at 1.5 ml (0.0528 fluid
ounces) per liter (1.0567
quarts) of water weekly
Working in a slow-release fertilizer at the time of
a good alternative. The nutrients are
provided to the plants as
needed without you
having to take any additional action. Repeat
the slow-release fertilizer application after a
period of 3 months.
Do ‘Nonstop’® begonias require any deadheading?
Deadheading is not necessary because the plants
shed flowers as
they fade, replacing them with new
Is it possible to change the habit?
‘Nonstop’® has a naturally well-branched habit.
plants produce excessively long shoots and
get congested, the central
shoot may be removed
to improve the plant habit. The plants will
develop a more rounded habit covered by a mass
How do I protect ‘Nonstop’® from disease?
Its “wild” past makes ‘Nonstop’® sensitive
Controlling this disease is, however, easy and can be
done as a preventative measure. We recommend that
you spray your
plants approximately every other week
using an propriety mildew
spray. This will prevent the
plants from becoming infested in late
How do I protect ‘Nonstop’® against late
frosts in spring?
It is not a bad idea to harden off plants bought before
prior to planting, accustoming them to the
UV radiation. After
planting, cover the ‘Nonstop’®s
fleece in cold nights to protect them
Is there a second life for my ‘Nonstop’® begonias?
Being annuals, ‘Nonstop’®s cease to flower when
first frosts come, but the plants are able to survive in
ground by developing tubers. If you overwinter the
tubers in a
dry dark place, they will turn into colorful
new ‘Nonstop’® bloomers
again in the spring.