Been gardening only a few months, so I am learning.
I lost a gaillardia due to the sun, humidity and 90* temps here on Long Island. That area of the garden in in full sun 12 hours a day. Didn't know I was losing it, as it looked fine on the outside but was fried underneath. Found a prettied potted wax begonia with the lighter great leaves and put the pot where I lost the gaillardia. They had the begonia in direct sunlight at the nursery, so I figured it could handle the location.
I read that begonias do well in that environment, and then I read they do well in part shade. So many opinions. Can it do well there? Direct sun, 12 hrs a day? I am leaving them in their pots as I am afraid to plant them in the bed during this heat.
Also...I looked up deadheading begonia (how to) on You Tube and there seem to be two versions of deadheading. One is the obvious...remove the flowers looking pale/dying. The other baffled me. Remove the little yellow (seedling) from the flowers. I actually like that extra color of yellow and would hate to remove it.
So, do I remove it, or just remove the dying petals? Is the 12 hr sun going to be a problem?
Hoping I can learn a bit about begonias. TIA