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BEGONIA (SOLENIA® SERIES, Hiemalis Group)

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Family

Begoniaceae

Botanical Name

BEGONIA( Hiemalis Group, SOLENIA® SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Solenia™ Begonia

General Description

Solenia® begonias are evergreen perennials that are commonly planted as warm-season tender perennials in temperate zones. These compact selections are more tolerant of full sun than other begonias. Everblooming and easy to grow, they put forth loose clusters of double flowers that may be in shades of apricot, pink, yellow or red, depending on the cultivar. Their succulent, glossy, dark green leaves show off the brightness of their flowers. These begonias prefer sites with part sun to shade, and well drained, fertile soil. Where summers are cool, they can be planted in full sun. Grow these superb bedding plants in mixed borders, containers or hanging baskets. In colder zones, all begonias can be brought indoors to overwinter.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 10

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    13 - 15

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tender Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade

  • Height

    10"-12" / 25.4cm - 30.5cm

  • Width

    12"-15" / 30.5cm - 38.1cm

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow, Red, Orange, Rose, Peach

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    Yes

  • 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

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Hanging Basket, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No