Advanced Search Filters

Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
Heat Zone
Sunset Zone
Function
Sun Exposure
Soil Moisture
Water Requirement

BEGONIA 'Gum Drop Cherry Blossom'

Image of Begonia 'Gum Drop Cherry Blossom' (Semperflorens Cultorum Group, GUM DROP™ SERIES) PP14958

James Burghardt

Family

Begoniaceae

Botanical Name

BEGONIA 'Gum Drop Cherry Blossom'( Semperflorens Cultorum Group, GUM DROP™ SERIES) PP14958

Plant Common Name

Begonia, Gum Drop Cherry Blossom Begonia

General Description

The pendulous double flowers of Gum Drop Cherry Blossom wax begonia are exceptionally pretty. Throughout the growing season, it presents lustrous, succulent green foliage and crowned with many fluffy double flowers that are pink in bud and open to white. Plants are evergreen in warm zones and don't require deadheading once their flowers are spent.

Easy to grow and shade-tolerant, this tender perennial is commonly used as a bedding plant or in containers. Overall, it grows its finest in partial sun to shade and well-drained, but evenly moist soil. Sandy soil should be amended with organic matter to diminish stress on plants in the heat of summer.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    10 - 15

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, H2, 3b, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tender Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade

  • Height

    6"-10" / 15.2cm - 25.4cm

  • Width

    6"-8" / 15.2cm - 20.3cm

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Light Pink

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Bicolor

  • 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

    Double

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Groundcover, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No