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Directory of Annuals - Gardening with Annuals - University of Illinois Extension

Directory of Annuals

Begonia
Begonia sp.

Tuberose Begonia
Tuberose Begonia

Quick Profile

Exposure
Partial Sun/Shade
 
Mature Height
15 - 18 Inches
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Pink
Red
 
Bloom Season
May - October
 
Hardiness
Tender Annual
 
Size
Medium
 

Features

An older group of begonias with the newer cultivars becoming more popular for their extraordinary garden and container value. Valuable for their garden performance, excellent flowering and outstanding foliage that compliments the flowers.

Culture

Sun to partial shade. Prefers rich organic soils that are moist and well-drained.

Cultivars

Wax or Fibrous Rooted Begonias

  • Cocktail Series (bronze foliage)
  • Harmony Series (green foliage)
  • ‘Olympia’ (bronze foliage)
  • Bada Bing Series (bronze foliage)
  • Yin Series (green foliage)
  • Encore Series (green foliage)
  • Whopper Series (extremely large plants (30 inches tall) with very large (3 inch) flowers

 

Wing Begonias

  • Dragon Wing® Series
  • Baby Wing® Series

Tuberose Begonias

  • Fortune Series
  • Go-Go Series
  • Bliss Series
  • Non Stop Series
  • Illumination Series (trailing type)

Rex Begonias

  • ‘Fireworks’
  • ‘Escargot’
  • ‘Persian Swirl’
  • ‘Good and Plenty’
  • Great American Cities Series

Trailing Begonias

  • ‘Santa Cruz Sunset’
  • Million Kisses Series
  • Bon Bon Series
  • ‘Bonfire’
  • Bellfire’

Notes

Easy to grow and offering constant bloom for both the garden and container.