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BEGONIA (DRAGON WING™ SERIES)

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Maureen Gilmer

Family

Begoniaceae

Botanical Name

BEGONIA( DRAGON WING™ SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Dragon Wing™ Begonia

General Description

Carefree and long-blooming, begonias in the Dragon Wing™ Series are popular tender perennials that are commonly used in containers or as summertime bedding plants. They result from crosses between semperflorens (wax) and cane-type (angel-wing) begonias.

These fibrous-rooted begonias bear lustrous, fleshy, asymmetrical leaves on knee-high, succulent stems. The dark green leaves may be tinted with bronze, depending on the cultivar or exposure to sunlight. These floriferous plants bloom from spring through frost, presenting small, loose clusters of waxy pink or red flowers that dangle downward. Plants are sterile hybrids that bear no seed.

Dragon Wing™ begonias do best in partial sun and well-drained, cool, evenly moist soil. They are marginally drought tolerant. In hot summer regions, protection from midday sun is recommended to prevent leaf scalding and premature leaf yellowing. In colder zones, begonias can be brought indoors to overwinter or grown as a year round houseplant. Outdoors, light winter frost may nip flowers and upper foliage, but the plant will survive as long as subfreezing temperatures are not long-lasting.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    10 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    9 - 12

  • 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

    15"-24" / 38.1cm - 61.0cm

  • Width

    15"-24" / 38.1cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Arching/Fountain-shaped

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Red, Pink

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Light Green, Dark Green, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Light Green, Dark Green, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Light Green, Dark Green, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, Light Green, Dark Green, Bronze

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

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

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Hummingbirds

  • Self-Sowing

    No