Ernst Benary® Inc.
BEGONIA( NONSTOP™ WHITE, Tuberhybrida Group, NONSTOP™ SERIES)
Plant Common Name
Non-Stop™ White Begonia, Tuberous Begonia
Big, double, white blossoms on an upright, bushy plant slightly more heat tolerant than most tuberous begonias--that describes 'Non-Stop White.' It belongs to the Tuberhybrida Group, begonias derived from species native to the Andes Mountains of South America. Plants arise from winter-dormant tubers. The extravagant flowers are produced in summer to mid-autumn in cold climates, and are set among open, succulent stems across the plant. They are produced 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, pointed, glossy and dark or medium green in color.
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 and outdoors, or in the ground 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.
AHS Heat Zone
9 - 1
USDA Hardiness Zone
9 - 15
H1, 4, 5, 6, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Bulb or Corm or Tuber
6"-10" / 15.2cm - 25.4cm (8)
6"-10" / 15.2cm - 25.4cm
Early Summer, Summer, Late Summer, Early Fall
Bedding Plant, Container, Hanging Basket, Houseplant, Tropical
Sharp or Has Thorns