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BEGONIA (CHARISMA® PINK)

Image of Begonia (CHARISMA® PINK, Hiemalis Group, CHARISMA® SERIES)

Ernst Benary® Inc.

Family

Begoniaceae

Botanical Name

BEGONIA( CHARISMA® PINK, Hiemalis Group, CHARISMA® SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Charisma® Pink Begonia, Hiemalis Begonia

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General Description

Popular and everblooming, hiemalis begonias are shade-loving tender perennials that make superb bedding and container plants. These hybrids have arisen from several South American species, such as the winter-blooming Begonia socotrana and the beautifully flowered species that comprise tuberous begonias. So, they bloom prolifically in winter and their flowers are doubled like tuberous begonias but smaller. These may be white, yellow, red, orange or pink, depending on the cultivar. Their glossy, succulent leaves are dark to medium green.

Rich, moist soil makes these plants happiest. They can take partial sun but often scorch in full. Hiemalis begonias suffer from few pests and diseases when planted outdoors. Feed them regularly for best blooming. Sometimes they are also called Rieger begonias.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    13 - 15

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, H2, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tender Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade

  • Height

    12"-24" / 30.5cm - 61.0cm

  • Width

    10"-18" / 25.4cm - 45.7cm

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Yellow, Red, Orange, Pink

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single, Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Foundation, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No