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BEGONIA (PIN-UP™ ROSE)

Image of Begonia (PIN-UP™ ROSE, Tuberhybrida Group, PIN-UP™ SERIES)

Ernst Benary® Inc.

Family

Begoniaceae

Botanical Name

BEGONIA( PIN-UP™ ROSE, Tuberhybrida Group, PIN-UP™ SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Pin-up™ Rose Begonia, Tuberous Begonia

Special Notice

This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.

General Description

Numerous hibiscus-like flowers that are white an pink cover the bushy Pin-Up™ Rose tuberous begonia. It also has lush dark green leaves with lighter veins. Belonging to the Tuberhybrida Group of begonias derived from mountain-growing species native to the South American Andes, it grows from winter-dormant root tubers. The numerous flowers are bicolored with a yellow center, petals white with blushes of pink on their edges. Blossoms are heavily produced in summer to mid-autumn, 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, showier male flower. Leaves are fleshy and jagged, glossy and dark green in color with lighter green veins.

Pin-Up™ Rose tuberous begonia needs a rich but well-drained soil in a partially shaded garden location. It should receive direct sunlight only early in the morning. Since it's tropical, it most often is 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 readily diminish this begonia. When a plant begins 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. Tubers may be replanted in pots or outdoors once danger of frost has passed and soil temperatures are warm.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 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"-12" / 15.2cm - 30.5cm

  • Width

    8"-12" / 20.3cm - 30.5cm

  • 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

  • Tolerances

    Drought, Salt

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Yellow, Pink, Light Pink, Rose

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Multi-Color

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Spring) Modifier

    Striped/Striated

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Light Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer) Modifier

    Striped/Striated

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Light Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall) Modifier

    Striped/Striated

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single, Semi-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, Feature Plant, Hanging Basket, Houseplant, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Butterflies

  • Self-Sowing

    No