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BEGONIA (BABY WING™ WHITE)

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Family

Begoniaceae

Botanical Name

BEGONIA( BABY WING™ WHITE, BABY WING™ SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Baby Wing™ Begonia

General Description

The hybrid 'Baby Wing White' begonia has luscious, shiny green leaves and abundant white flowers in loose clusters from spring through fall, or year round in warm climates. It was derived from the larger Dragon Wing begonia and starts blooming earlier when grown from seeds. An upright, mounding plant from the Baby Wing series, it is tolerant of both sun and shade exposures, heat and drought, and is perfect as a bedding plant or in containers and hanging baskets.

Plant begonias in a moist, well-drainrf soil in partial sun to partial shade. In sandier soils or in hot summer climates, additional watering will be necessary, if planted without shade in the afternoon. Though typically grown as an annual, 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. In cold climates, lift the tubers before front and winter them in a cool place until they break dormancy in spring.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 5

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    12 - 15

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, H2, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tender Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full 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

  • 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

  • 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, Feature Plant, Groundcover, Hanging Basket, Houseplant, Mixed Border, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No