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BEGONIA (NONSTOP™ PINK)

Image of Begonia (NONSTOP™ PINK, Tuberhybrida Group, NONSTOP™ SERIES)

Ernst Benary® Inc.

Family

Begoniaceae

Botanical Name

BEGONIA( NONSTOP™ PINK, Tuberhybrida Group, NONSTOP™ SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Non-Stop™ Pink Begonia, Tuberous Begonia

General Description

Big, double, pretty pink blossoms on an upright, bushy plant with bronzed foliage that is slightly more heat tolerant than the leaves of other tuberous begonias--that describes 'Non-Stop Pink.' It belongs to the Tuberhybrida Group, a collection of hybrids derived from mountain-growing species native to the Andes Mountains of South America. Plants arise from winter-dormant tubers. The grandiose flowers are produced in summer among open, succulent stems across the plant. They appear in a cluster of three buds, with two smaller female flowers next to the larger, usually double and showier male flower. Leaves are fleshy, jagged and pointed, glossy and dark or medium green in color with flashes of red or bronze.

Tuberous begonias need a rich but well-drained soil in a partially shaded garden location. They should receive direct sunlight only early in the morning. Because these are very tender tropical plants, they are most often grown in containers indoors, or if outdoors, in areas with warm winters and comfortable (not overly hot) summers. Excessive heat and humidity in summer will diminish and eventually wither these begonias, even though this series is best suited for areas with hotter summers. When plants begin to yellow in the autumn after flowering, reduce watering to induce the natural winter dormancy. In cold climates, this is the time that the tubers should be lifted and stored inside in a cool, dry location until buds reappear in the spring. They may be replanted in pots or outdoors once danger of frost has passed and soil temperatures are warm.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    9 - 15

  • Sunset Zone

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

  • Plant Type

    Bulb or Corm or Tuber

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Shade

  • Height

    6"-10" / 15.2cm - 25.4cm (8)

  • Width

    6"-10" / 15.2cm - 25.4cm

  • Bloom Time

    Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Pink

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Dark Green, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Dark Green, Bronze

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Yellow, Dark Green, Bronze

  • 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

    Coarse

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Hanging Basket, Houseplant, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No