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BEGONIA (BABY WING™ SERIES)

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Family

Begoniaceae

Botanical Name

BEGONIA( BABY WING™ SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Baby Wing™ Begonia, Begonia

General Description

The hybrid Baby Wing begonias have luscious, shiny green leaves, branching stems, and abundant pink or white flowers in loose clusters from spring through fall. They were derived from the larger Dragon Wing begonias but begin blooming earlier. The upright, mounding plants of the series are tolerant of both sun and shade exposures, heat and drought and are perfect as bedding plants or in containers and hanging baskets.

Plant these begonias in a moist, well-drained soil in partial sun to partial shade. In sandier soils or in hot summer climates, additional watering will be necessary, especially if the plants have no shade in the afternoon. Typically grown as annuals, the Baby Wing begonias will be perennial in subtropical and tropical climes. There they will bloom nearly year-round and require only occasional light pinching to rejuvenate foliage and blooming, maintain shape, and remove unsightly leaves..

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 5

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    12 - 15

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, H2, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tender Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    14"-18" / 35.6cm - 45.7cm

  • Width

    12"-15" / 30.5cm - 38.1cm

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought, Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Cushion/Mound-forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Pink

  • Fruit Color

    Tan

  • Fruit Color Modifier

    Multi-Color

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single, Double, Semi-Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Coarse

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Edging, Feature Plant, Foundation, Groundcover, Houseplant, Mixed Border, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No