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BEGONIA 'Kaylen'

Image of Begonia 'Kaylen'

Family

Begoniaceae

Botanical Name

BEGONIA 'Kaylen'

Plant Common Name

Begonia, Kaylen Hardy Begonia

Special Notice

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General Description

The Kaylen hardy begonia has glossy pinkish green foliage and late summer occurring blossoms of a sweet pink. This herbaceous perennial is the result of a hybrid cross at the University of Georgia and is considered an open-branched wax begonia. Each leaf is glossy and wax-like, being round and ruffle-edged. Having a green color overall, there is pronouced pink and reddish tones throughout. By late summer and continuing into the autumn, reddish pink flowers dangle from the stem tips.

Plant 'Kaylen' in a moist, well-drained, acidic to neutral soil in dappled to full sun. Outdoors it can be grown as a seasonal bedding annual or in a container, but is best as a permanent component in the shady perennial border where its rangy stems can intermingle with other plants. Remove old growth that was damaged or killed int he winter before new grow appears in spring to have the finest looking plants. For continued vigor, divide this plant every few years.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    7 - 11

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, H2, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm

  • Width

    18"-24" / 45.7cm - 61.0cm

  • Bloom Time

    Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall, Fall

  • 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

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Pink

  • Fruit Color

    Hot Pink, Tan

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Light Green, Copper

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Pink, Rose

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green, Pink, Rose, Burgundy

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Red, Green, Gray Green, Pink

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    Semi-Evergreen

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Container, Feature Plant, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No