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BEGONIA 'Prelude Scarlet'

Image of Begonia 'Prelude Scarlet' (Semperflorens Cultorum Group, PRELUDE SERIES)

Carol Cloud Bailey

Family

Begoniaceae

Botanical Name

BEGONIA 'Prelude Scarlet'( Semperflorens Cultorum Group, PRELUDE SERIES)

Plant Common Name

Fibrous Begonia, Prelude Scarlet Wax Begonia, Wax Begonia

General Description

Wax begonias are tender perennials that are normally used as disposable annual bedding plants in temperate and tropical regions. Their roots are fibrous and dense, giving rise to another common name of fibrous begonia. Both dwarf and taller strains have been developed, and all produce perpetual masses of small flowers during warmth. In warm climates, these begonias can overwinter and be reliable perennials if moisture is available and summer suns are not scalding. Normally, give semperflorens cultivars a light shade exposure, and the bronze leafed cultivars are generally more tolerant of full sun.

The Prelude Series of wax begonia features compact and tidy formed cultivars: all with rounded green leaves. They are heat and downpour rain resilient in part from their shorter and tightly compact form. 'Prelude Scarlet' blossoms are orange-red with cheery yellow centers among lush green leaves. They are in constant flower in seasons with adequant warmth. They make small tidy houseplants.

Wax begonias are continually blooming with adequate light and moisture. They can be deadheaded or pinched back and allowed to rejuvenate. Plants growing in frost free regions can get become a massive, spilling clump in a container or in the garden.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    12 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    10 - 15

  • Sunset Zone

    H1, H2, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Tender Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Partial Sun, Partial Shade

  • Height

    6"-8" / 15.2cm - 20.3cm

  • Width

    6"-8" / 15.2cm - 20.3cm

  • Bloom Time

    Indeterminate

  • Native To

    Hybrid Origin

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Loam

  • Tolerances

    Wet Site

  • Growth Rate

    Fast

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Clump-Forming

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Red, Orange Red

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    Yes

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Fine

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    Yes

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Bedding Plant, Container, Edging, Groundcover, Tropical

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    No