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(Non-Stop™ Orange Begonia, Tuberous Begonia)
Big, double, orange blossoms on an upright, bushy plant with bronzed foliage that is slightly more heat tolerant--that describes 'Non-Stop Orange' tuberous begonia. It belongs to the Tuberhybrida Group, hybrid begonias derived from mountain-growing species native to the South American Andes. Plants arise from winter-dormant root tubers. The extravagant flowers are produced in summer, and appear among the open, succulent stems across the plant. They are produced in a cluster of three buds, with two...
James H. Schutte
Popular bedding plants, Ambassador Series wax begonias are tender perennials of hybrid origin. These plants are evergreen in tropical to sub-tropical zones but grown as annuals in temperate zones. Ambassador Series wax begonias bloom continuously in summer and are available in a range of colors including scarlet, white and various pinks.
They prefer well drained soil in full sun to partial shade. As reliable bloomers they are often used as annuals in containers, hanging baskets and mass plantings.
Ernst Benary® Inc.
Fibrous begonias (also known as wax begonias) are tender perennials that are grown as warm-season annuals in temperate zones. Cultivars in the Cocktail Series are distinguished by their compactness and relative sun-tolerance. Their waxy, succulent, rounded leaves are bronze, and their small, waxy flowers may be red, pink or white, depending on the selection. Plants bloom continuously all season.
These fibrous begonias prefer full to partial sun and well drained, average soil. They are perfect...
Wax begonias are compact, tender, ever-blooming herbaceous perennials normally used as disposable annual bedding plants in temperate and tropical regions. Their roots are fibrous and dense, giving rise to another common name — fibrous begonia. The Eureka Series wax begonias include five cultivars with bronze leaves and five with green. Slightly taller than most other wax begonias, they share their propensity for flowering constantly in mild weather.
Normally, semperflorens cultivars do best in...
James H. Schutte
Wax begonias in the Senator Series are a terrific group of bronze-red leaved plants that produce abundant flowers all summer. Blooms may be red, white or pink, depending on the cultivar. These tender perennials are popular bedding plants due to their compact habits, dense branching and vigorousness.
Plant wax begonias in sites with partial sun to shade and fertile, evenly moist soil that is well-drained. The begonia's waxy leaves and stems give them limited tolerance of drier soils, but moist...
Wax begonias in the Varsity Series have dwarf habits, are more heat tolerant than other begonias and flower early from seed. They are commonly grown as tender perennials in colder areas, but they are evergreen perennials in tropical and subtropical zones. Throughout the growing season these bushy plants present lustrous, succulent foliage that may be bright green, dark green or in shades of bronze and become covered with flowers in of red, white, pink or rose. There are many cultivars in different...
(Solenia™ Dusty Rose Begonia)
Solenia® dusty rose begonia is an evergreen perennial that is commonly planted as a warm-season tender perennial in temperate zones. This compact selection is more tolerant of full sun than other begonias. Everblooming and easy to grow, it puts forth loose clusters of double flowers of rose-pink with darker rose accents. Its succulent, glossy, very dark green leaves show off the brightness of its flowers. This begonia prefers sites with part sun to shade, and well drained, fertile soil. Where summers...
(Solenia™ Light Yellow Begonia)
Solenia® begonias are evergreen perennials that are commonly planted as warm-season tender perennials in temperate zones. These compact selections are more tolerant of full sun than other begonias. Everblooming and easy to grow, they put forth loose clusters of double flowers that may be in shades of apricot, pink, yellow or red, depending on the cultivar. Their succulent, glossy, dark green leaves show off the brightness of their flowers. These begonias prefer sites with part sun to shade, and well...
Gerald L. Klingaman
(Angel Wing Begonia)
The pendent, clustered coral-red flowers of the red angelwing cane begonia add a delicate flair to the coarse green leaves and thick, vertical stems. Native to Brazil, this tender perennial forms a clump of canes that can reach significant height, with a completely upright form or V-shaped habit. The leaves are oblong and pointed, roughly resembling a wing, and are thin and succulent, and light green with occasional red edges. The flowers emerge from the new growth, which can be at severeal locations...