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Wax Begonia, Fibrous Begonia
Begonia x semperflorens-cultorum


Quick Profile

Exposure
Full Shade
Full Sun
 
Mature Height
6 - 12 Inches
 
Soil Conditions
Moist, Well-Drained
 
Bloom Color
Bi-color
Pink
Red
White
 
Bloom Season
May - October
 
Hardiness
Tender Annual
 
Size
Small
 

Features

Very useful plant for both the garden and containers. Useful in the shade and sun. Constant bloom with minimal care.

Culture

Full sun to shade. Prefers soils that are high in organic matter, moist and well-drained. Will do well in full sun once well-established and if moisture is available.

Cultivars

  • 'Cocktail' series
  • 'Ambasador' series
  • 'Prelude' series
  • 'Senator' series
  • 'Olympic' series

Notes

Wait until soil and air temperatures are warm before planting. Planting in cold soil can result in stunting.

Plants tolerant of full sun sites.